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Pustilnik recovers from head trauma 

After disappearing for three weeks, Middlebury alumnae is found in Moscow hospital 


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By Nicole Miller 


pened to her or how she arrived at about her disappearance until No- 
the hospital. vember 2. It wasn’t until Reavley 

Detectives, whom the family saw her disappearance advertised 
end originally hired with the intent of on a Russian news webpage that he 
last week in Moscow when the finding Pustilnik, are now being actually knew what had happened. 
Middlebury alumnae made a used to investigate a possible at- “Not being in Russia, we could- 
phone call to her co-worker from a tacker. ' ~ n’t go out on the streets and help 

local hospital. According to long- Pustilnik told Reavley that she search for her [Pustilnik],” said 
time friend Tom Reavley ’98, had broken or fractured three of Reavley.“We all felt pretty helpless. 
Pustilnik had admitted herself to the plates in her skull and that But, just as we were really getting 
the hospital before slipping into a there had been some temporary frustrated was when she showed 
two-week coma. She is currently damage due to the jostling of her up. We were all really glad that it 
recuperating from serious head in- brain. Reavley said that she has came to a conclusion so well and 
juries and should be fully recov- been ordered by doctors to “be re- so quickly.” 
ered within the year. ally careful for the next year.” She Pustilnik, who is originally from 

Reavley, who talked to Pustilnik has been told to remain at rest in a small town in southern Russia, 
on the phone in Russia days after her apartment with little reading, came to the United States as an ex- 
her release from the hospital, said TV-watching or using computers, change student for a year-long ex- 
that the head wounds were defi- The doctors recommend that she change program. She then spent 
nitely caused by “somebody hitting not return to her job for at least several years in a New England 
her.” Due to the temporary amne- two months. boarding school before she ma- 

sia caused by the injuries, Pustilnik Reavley said that none of Pustil- triculated at Middlebury College 

is unable to remember what hap- nik’s American friends found out in 1994. 


News Editor 


jored in International Politics and 
Economics with a focus on Russ¬ 
ian studies. She spent one semester 
of her time at Middlebury in a pro¬ 
gram in Moscow. 

Pustilnik also got to know many 
people at Middlebury through her 
job as head waitress at the 
Chateau. Spending time at the din¬ 
ing hall brought her closer to for- 
pier Professor Ben Slay and his 
wife Liza. 

Slay, who was an economics 
professor at Middlebury from occasions in Moscow while travel- ance, Vesti.ru helped to search for 
1994 through 1998, taught two of ing on business. Pustilnik and created a webpage 

Pustilnik’s classes and also main- “I’m really glad that we didn’t dedicated to finding her. 
tained a friendship with her after lose her,” said Slay. “She really is a Other TV news stations and 
her graduation.” very special person, and gifted in newspapers in Moscow also cov- 

He said that after finishing at many ways.” ered her disappearance. 

Middlebury, Pustilnik returned to Pustilnik recently started a new Before Pustilnik was found, 
Moscow and immediately started job in the editorial department at Reavley and the Slay family start- 
working at a media company. Vesti.ru, an on-line Russian news ed a reward fund to help forward 
Slay visited Pustilnik on several publication. Upon her disappear- (see Missing, page 2) 


Community concerned 
as campus theft increases 

By Matt Potenza room chairs in Hepburn have now 

Staff Writer been stolen. Ross commented that 

An influx of campus theft has the chairs would make lovely din- 
raised concerns over the security ing room chairs. "It looks like 


Josh Nothwang 

Rallying on the steps of McCullough, Tim Brownell ’02 and other mem¬ 
bers of Immediate Theater Experiment promote International Gauze Day. 


cussions over community respect she said. 
for personal property began this She said that she has never seen 

semester following the robbery of anyone "brave enough" to take so 
over $6000 of lounge furniture much furniture, 
from Hepburn this past Septem- Peter Napolitano, Director of 
ber. Since then, many more cases Dining Services, stressed the im- 
of theft have been reported portance of retrieving all of the 
around campus; including inci- stolen items from the dining halls, 
dents at the fitness center and var- A large number of glasses, plates 
ious dining halls. Such a pattern in and flatware have been stolen dur- 
the increase of college theft has ingwhat he describes as "the worst 
sparked discussion over the own- semester” in terms of theft since 
ership of responsibility for per- he has been here. He was dis- 
sonal items. turbed at the "growing trend of 

Crimes of^T^—_ ^Z^^disrespect for college 
theft have not( ■ - \^V ^ ^property, especially 

been limited toV^^ analysis ^-^at a college with the 

residential areas. Russ" - -"greatest facilities in the 

Reilly, Director of Athletics, re- country." 
ported the burglary of four differ- At last week’s Dean’s Council 

ent coach’s’ offices this semester, meeting, Napolitano and Reilly 
Coaches, who were momentarily together suggested an "Amnesty 
away from their desks with their Day" in which students who have 
office doors left open, returned to items from the dining halls and 
find money missing. In one case a the Fitness Center could return 
locked desk was broken into. them with no questions asked. 

Reilly also reported robberies Napolitano stated that getting 
in the new Fitness Center, with six the items bade is crucial Stolen 
new dumbbells missing. items from the dining halls have 

He added, "Honor in acade- cost upwards and over $10,000. "I 
mics is not the only thing that the budget about $20,000 a year for 
honor code should cover. ! think replacement, and I’m more than 
the time has come for some code halfway through that sum." He 
of acceptable behavior." said that this year he will be forced 

A record number of robberies to cut from his budget for equip- 
of lounge furniture has alarmed ment purchases as well as staff 
Facilities Management. Linda traveling and training events be- 
Ross, Assistant Director for Cus- cause of the stolen items, 
todial Services, stated that in ad- Last week, two more robberies 
dition to lounge furniture (couch- increased the already growing dis- 
es and a coffee table), five seminar (see College, page 3) 


Survey reveals town childcare crunch 


analysis 


By Alison Hertel Center has accepted infants for care provider^. This is not always 

__ StaffWriter some time. easy for people new to the area, 

A survey commissioned this fall The waiting lists are long at all and it is often difficult to find a 
by the Office of the Provost as- day care centers in town, especial- convenient and comfortable situa- 
sessed childcare needs among ly for infant and young toddler tion. 

Middlebury faculty and staff. The care. At Mary Johnson’s, the waiting 

study was conducted by Psycholo- Barbara Saunders, a director at list prevents children from enter- 
gy Professor Susan Campbell. Mary Johnson said, “The waiting ing the center for an estimated six 
Alison Byerly, Associate Dean of list has been a long-standing issue months to a year after their par- 
the Faculty, said, “On-campus particularly for infant and toddler ents sign up. The existing child 
child care is certainly an option care.” care centers are overcrowded and 

that many other college's have These daycare centers serve a have waiting lists, which inhibits 
found practical, but the survey large community. Saunders at people new to the area from using 
should help identify the specific Mary Johnson Childcare Center them. Byerly said, “I know of fac- 
needs of the Middlebury commu- estimated that about 25-30 per- (see Town, page 3) 

nity.” cent of the children enrolled in the 

The survey revealed that find- preschool and toddler programs 
ing childcare in the area is prob- belong to empolyees of the college, 
lematic particularly for infants and Saunders said,“I think it is won- 

young toddlers. derful that the College is looking 

Some childcare centers only ac- into this. We are excited that the 
cept toddlers and preschoolers. College is addressing the issue of 
Mary Johnson Children’s Center infant and toddler care.” 
accepts children starting at 18 The alternative to the large day- 
months old. Otter Creek Child care centers is finding small day- 


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NEWS 


November 17,1999 


Students, faculty discuss campus lights 

By Tim McCahill design between lamps of the old are raised. 

the ones on concrete Winkler expressed hopes that 
the walk would be an “opportuni¬ 
ty for people with different agen¬ 
das” to come together and air their 
opinions, as well V as “develop 
colder guidelines for campus lighting and 
towards better lighting” at 


Staff Writer 


variety 

A group of Middlebury faculty, blocks - and the newer kind, 
staff and students met last Thurs- Oleet said th< 
day evening for a walk around lights on campus 
Middlebury College in order to “financial” issue 
determine die need for more light- “engineering pro 
ing on campus. Representing a weather arrives 

broad range of interests regarding freezes, making laying electrical Middlebury. 
lighting at the college, the group wires more difficult, 
included physics professor Frank Thursday’s walk was the second 
Winkler, Jason Oleet ‘00 of the Se- to take place since last spring, 
curity Task Force, Human Re- Corbin said that lighting on 
sources Director Tom Corbin, and campus is a long-standing prob- 
Associate Director of Public Safe- lem. and one that comes under 
ty Teddi Sargent. greater scrutiny when broader se- 

Winkler, who also serves as un- curity issues such as rape and theft tion for consideration, 
official head of Middlebury’s as- ■» # f £ J 

trology program, said that al- MlSSUlg aiUIIlliae lOUIlCl 
though security on campus was of ° # - 

safe m Moscow hospital 

in a state like Vermont that has rel- (continued from page 1) support her and her family.” 

atively little light pollution. the search process. However, after The Slay family has established a 

Winkler described the trend in Pustilnik was located, they bank account in Marina’s name in 
recent years, to add more lights as changed the account into a sup- a Virginia based Citibank. Accord- 
the College grew in size, and said port fund to help pay for medical ing to Liza Slay, anyone jvishing to 
that it is “becoming harder and and recovery costs. contribute should write a check to 

harder to see stars without getting Slay said that all of Marina’s FRIENDS OF MARINA and mail 
a significant distance away” from friends “agreed that the best thing it to: Friends of Marina, P.O. Box 
campus. that [they] could do was to gather 236, Vienna VA 22180-9998. If any- 

It was nearly impossible to see money that would help her father one has questions as to how to 
all the stars in the Little Dipper find her.... Now that she is found, support Marina, they can call the 
from the top of Bicentennial Hall; her fund raising will be focused as Slay family at (703) 242-9462 or e- 
Winkler pointed out that the best a way to sway medical cost and to mail them at bozs@erols.com. 


proposal based on the recommen 


By Meleah Chamberlain 
News Editor 


Committee appointed to examine Honor Code 


The committee to examine the Honor Code has been appointed 
and will be having its first meeting on Friday, November 19. The 
committee will evaluate the proposal to indude in the Honor Code 
specific regulations about plagiarism on college applications and fal¬ 
sified laboratory data for science dasses and which judicial body will 
preside over such hearings, should they be induded. , 

The members of the committee are Gus Jordan, professor of psy¬ 
chology; Don Wyatt, history professor; Tons Flynn ’00, Chari of Stu¬ 
dent Judicial Council; Sam Dettmann ‘00, the Community Council 
appointee, and Dean Ann Craig Hanson. 

recommendations to the Faculty Council and Community Council 
by the end of Winter Term. 

‘Take Back the Night * raises sexual abuse awareness 

Feminist Action at Middlebury is sponsoring “Take Bade the 
Night Week” during November 15-19. The week will be dedicated 
to educating and raising awareness about domestic violence and 
sexual assault. Activities indude a concert, lectures, informal gath¬ 
erings, and a march to support and honor victims and survivors. 

On November 15 there was a panel discussion in the Chateau 
with representatives from Addison County Women in Crisis, Ver¬ 
mont State Police, Middlebury Security, Porter Hospital’s S.A.N.E. 
nurse and the Burlington Same-Sex Assault Team. The panel de¬ 
fined sexual assault, discussed possible means of preventing an at¬ 
tack and what to do after it occurs. A concert with folk singer 
Katherine Quinn and Middlebury student Tori Sikes‘03 was held 
at 8 p.m. in a coffee house setting with the Clothesline Project dis¬ 
played as they sang. 

On Wednesday, November 17, a Thke Back the Night Speak Out is 
scheduled for 8:30pm in Mitchell Green Lounge, which will be a con¬ 
fidential and supportive forum for survivors of sexual assault and 
supporters. 

On Thursday a lecture called “Defending Ourselves: Sex, Power 
and Self-Defense” will be given by Rosalind Wiseman, co-founder of 
the Empower Program and a second-degree black belt in karate, at 
7:30 p.m. in McCullough. _ _ 


view is from the Colleges golt 
course, which is more or less un¬ 
tainted by artificial light. 

The group started in the Mc¬ 
Cullough Student Center and 
walked towards College Street, 
stopping across from the entrance 
to the Performing Arts Center. 
Members of the group agreed that 
this area needed more lighting, as 
it was dangerous to pedestrians 
and bicyclists crossing at night. 

The group also walked in 
brighter areas, including the paths 
lining Bapell Field. From the cen¬ 
ter of the field the Little Dipper 
was only moderately visible. 

Jason Oleet ‘00 of the Security 
Task Force said that he believed 
more lighting and star gazing 
“aren’t mutually exclusive,” men¬ 
tioning that most of lamp fixtures 
on campus are not “lighting the 
sky as much as the [path].” 

The new designs for campus 
lighting have globes of different 
shape that become narrower to¬ 
wards the top, meaning that light 
will be reflected downwards. 

Both Winkler and Oleet point¬ 
ed out the marked difference in 


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evening of Thursday, November 25, for the students on campus dur¬ 
ing the holidays. The dinner is being hosted as a joint program with 
Cook Commons and the Palana house. The campus community is 
invited to join the group for dinner at noon or to drop off donated 
food for dinner between 10 a.m. and noon. The Dean of Commons 
Office is donating turkeys. 

A number of faculty and staff have volunteered to host students 
in their homes for Thanksgiving dinner. Commons staff, including 
Deans, CRAs, and Associates, is coordinating these matches as peo¬ 
ple come forward. 


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Campus Security Log 




Four day forecast 


FRIDAY 


HURSDAYl 


Town daycare crunch creates problem for new f aculty members 

(continued from page 1) getting both of their 

ulty members who put their names children the fe’; 

on a waiting list eight months be- same daycare, but K 

fore their babies were born and still they cannot afford Bs ‘ , JJ 

didn't have any child care when to send them to sep- ■', > 

they returned to teaching.” arate places because ’?» 

Karen White, Assistant to the the too 

Dean of Commons and Coordina- great. I v J B^^fl 

tor of Commons Support, said, “I In attempt to V - ;fiJ| 

personally waited two years for help with this prob- ,Ui»*E 

daycare.” White also mentioned lem the College im- 

how difficult it is to find day care plemented last year I 

for infants. new parental- ^ B ’■ V-- 

Daycare facilities choose not to leave policy that I 

I think it is wonderful that 


mem 


College is looking into this. We 
are excited that the College is 
addressing the issue of infant 
and toddler care. 

—Barbara Saunders, 
director of Mary Johnson 
Children's Center 


ber with a I 
new infant I 
more time H 
off than they I 
received in I 
the past. 

This helps in I 
the short¬ 
term, but I 
does not I 

accommodate infants because it is solve the long-term | 
very expensive. The state-mandat- problem. 

ed ratio of workers to children is In recent years Children at a Middlebury daycare often have to w 
very high. Therefore it is expensive Middlebury has " * " ~ 

for both the parents and the child- hired several new faculty members, temporarily help with their child 
care centers. For older children the many of whom have small children care needs. Therefore, they hav< 
required ratio is less, and therefore for whom they have not been able the hardest tune finding alterna- 
it is less expensive. to make satisfactory daycare tive sources of daycare when th< 

A large factor in the daycare sit- arrangements. large childcare centers are full, 

uation is cost. At Otter Creek it The College has also hired more Byerly said," [The lack of child 
costs approximately $650 per female faculty, who often need care] could have a negative effec 
month for infant care five days a childcare. For the most part, these on our ability to recruit and re 
wee jj new faculty members do not have tain the best candidates for facul 

Some parents have had trouble family in die area that can at least ty positions.'’__ 


Jessica Wasilewski 


The Department of Public Safety responded to the following 
incident reports. 

11/08/99 Received a report of stolen cash from Forest 
Hall. 

11 /08/99 Received a report of a stolen bicycle from 

the Ridgeline par king lot. 

11/09/99 Responded ^HRgSBga^piyg ency in 

11/10/99 Resporfledp |Hical eHerdgfaWobWnd 


College worries about rise in 


(continued frompaget 1) to ascurity because they did not Dean of Cook Commons 

cussioh of concern over the inse- believe security could offer aid in David Eldson agreed saying Stu- 
curity felt by students in the resi- catching the thief. dents should get smarter about 

dence hall Teddi Saigent, Director of Se- leaving their rooms open, but we 

Genny Berdoulay ’00 had curity, stressed that this is indeed don’t want to create the feeling 
money stolen from ber room not the case. "Theft of any kind that everyone around us is going 
when she was visiting a neighbor- needs to be reported," said $ar- to break into our rooms...No- 
ing friend. Her sink-mate was pre- gent She also explained the im- body wants to lock their doors 
sent m the corner room when the portance of collecting all infer- just to cross the hall, 
thief entered to take the money, mation regarding burglaries so as Eldson commented that in 
Berdoulay said, "Obviously I am to try and see a pattern. If some- looking for a solution to this 
so angry, and it's not the money one is caught in a later crime, that problem, the feeling of trust and 
but the principle. Someone let person could be traced back to respect in the Middlebury College 
themselves into my room...it’s those crimes as well. community should not be com- 

never happened to me before." She also suggested the possM- promised. “We can’t have every- 

Most students are surprised to ity that these crimes are not being one accusing everybody else ... 
hear about such incidents. "I feel committed by students, pointing Students have to make a commit- 
really foolish for having left my to a case a few years ago when a ment to the health of the commu- 
door unlocked, but I’ve always man from town was arrested for nityf he .said. “If students have 
trusted people at Middle- robbing student rooms. The man good ideas [for a solution], they 
bury...maybe that was.ray mis- was approximately 21 years old should please let us know, but 
take," said Berdoulay. and was clothed with a Middle- make sure that the cure is going to 

Berdoulay said that she felt a bury lacrosse sweatshirt and a makethe Middlebury we want it 
need for a radical re-evaluation of Middlebury baseball cap. "People to be. 

the safeness of the Middlebury can try to blend in," said Sargent, He compared these incidents to 
community. She said, "The signif- "If you see someone in the dorm other instances of lack of respect 
icant thing is that I was only a few or a suspicious vehicle circling on campus, such as the vandalism 
doors down. Do I have to lock my around, you should report it." of certain minority student orga- 
door to take a shower or go to the Sargent said that security typi- nization boards. In discussions for 

bathroom now?" cally issues 50 "trespass notices" solutions to those problems, some 


11/11/99 


Rea lpen dod fo a|ppdjl’of an unregistered 
party in the Mill.^^/ 

Responded to a report of an intoxicated stu 
dent in Gifford. 

Received a report of a stolen skateboard 
from Gifford. 

Received a report of a stolen wallet from 
Pearsons. 

Received a report of a stolen bookbag from 


11/14/99 


11/14/99 


11/14/99 


11/15/99 


If you have any information on the above incidents, please 
contact the Department of Public Safety at x-5911 or x-513 


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Page 4 


NEWS 


November 17,1999 




Mona Wheatley receives Vermont Women in Education Award 


By Chris Atwood 

Staff Writer 


Vermont Women in Higher Ed¬ 
ucation (VWHE) presented Mona 
Wheatley, the director of Bicen¬ 
tennial Planning at Middlebury 
College, with the 1999 Sister Eliz¬ 
abeth Candon Distinguished Ser¬ 
vice Award. Each year VWHE 
gives the award to a woman who 
promotes “the advancement of 

J am so overwhelmed. I feel deeply 
touched and very flattered to have 
been given this award . . ■' 

—Mona Wheatley 
Recipient of the 
Sister Candon Award 


deans, women vice presidents, and 
ultimately women presidents is 
[VWHE’s] main mission.” 

Wheatley also feels drawn to 
supporting female students: “It’s 
good for women students to see 
women in positions ol 
bility; to be able to say, 
could do that.’” 

Active in VWHE since 1982, 
Wheatley was appointed in 1992 to 
the National Ex¬ 
ecutive Board 
which operates 
out of the Ameri¬ 
can Council of 
Education 
(A.C.E) in Wash¬ 
ington D.C. and 
the Office of 


women in higher education... at 
the national, regional, state and 
local levels.” 

Wheadey received the award on 
November 12 at the Stoweflake Re¬ 
sort and Conference Center. 

The award was named in honor 
of Sister Elizabeth Candon, former 
president of Trinity College from 
1966-1976 and director of the Ver¬ 
mont Ethics Network. 

Dr. Carol A. Moore, President of 
Vermont’s Lyndon State College, 
nominated Wheatley for the 
award. 

Moore said of Wheadey: “She 
has carried her state work to a na¬ 
tional level—mentoring, support¬ 
ing and encouraging women 
across the nation.” 

Wheatley said the VWHE’s pur¬ 
pose is to “encourage women to 
very 


Women in Higher Education. 

Before becoming a faculty 
member of Middlebury College, 
Wheatley had done volunteer 
fund-raising for the College in the 
late ’70s, where she saw an 
tunity to connect with classmates 
on a one-on-one basis. 

In 1980, President Robinson of¬ 
fered Wheadey a position as direc¬ 
tor of the annual fund. Wheadey 
accepted, and held the job for nine 
years until she began special pro¬ 
ject fund-raising. 

Switching positions again in 
1995, Wheadey became director of 
Bicentennial Planning. Wheadey 
has overseen planning, design, and 
the follow-through of Middlebury 
College’s current Bicentennial Cel¬ 
ebration. Wheatley said she “un¬ 
doubtedly [has] the best job any- 

off a 


Mona Wheatley, director of Bicentennial Planning, was given The Vermont Women in Higher Education Award. 


Wheadey said, that in the end, 
she became involved with VWHE 
due to personal experience. As a 
single mother of three children, 
Wheadey realized the difficulty of 
“having to support a family and 
figuring out how to go about doing 
that [on one’s own.]” 

Wheadey went on to say she is 
“personally dedicated to encour¬ 


aging women to do whatever they 
want." 

When Wheadey found out 
VWHE had chosen her to receive 
the Sister Candon Award, she said 
she “collapsed.” 

“I was absolutely thrilled. I 
know Sister Elizabeth personal¬ 
ly—she is such a sensitive, loving 
and caring woman ... To have an 


award with her name on it is real¬ 
ly exciting. I was so overwhelmed. 
I feel deeply touched and very flat¬ 
tered to have been given this 
award,” she said. 

As far as the future is con¬ 
cerned, Wheadey dedicated her¬ 
self to giving Middlebury College 
“the best Bicentennial any school 
in the US has ever celebrated.” 


Kunin lectures on Swiss WWII policies 


Mary Catherine Maxwell 

Madeleine Kunin lectured at this year’s International Affairs Symposium. 


Former Ambassador to Switzer¬ 
land and Governor of Vermont 
Madeleine M. Kunin lectured on 
the implications of new evidence 
that suggests Switzerland’s banks 
played a financial role in allowing 
the Nazis to prolong World War II. 
Her lecture last Friday, “Standing 
Alone: Switzerland in the Holo¬ 
caust,” was part of the Internation¬ 
al Affairs Symposium and ques¬ 
tioned the role a single nation-state 
can play in an increasingly global¬ 
ized world. 

As ambassador to Switzerland in 
1997 until 1999, Kunin 
was able to observe the way a coun¬ 
try examines its wrongdoing and 
how it goes about making amends. 
Though Switzerland continued its 
isolationist history by adopting the 
wartime role of a neutral “by¬ 
stander,” Kunin suggested that 
being an isolated bystander does 
not absolve a country of its re¬ 
sponsibilities. 

Switzerland’s dealings with the 
Third Reich and dormant bank ac J 
counts of Holocaust victims indi¬ 
cates that a country’s political ac¬ 
tions cannot be looked at as 

of the world. Kunin said, “Neutral¬ 
ity does not barricade [the Swiss] 
from the larger questions of histo¬ 
ry or of the day.” 

Kunin described the evidence 
that suggests Switzerland may have 
been a vital resource for keeping 
the German war machine going by 
buying up Nazi gold despite the Al¬ 


lied warning that it was looted from 
Holocaust victims. She said Swiss 
banks have also been criticized for 
trying to keep the savings placed in 
accounts by the victims away from 
the Holocaust survivors and their 
heirs after the war, by forcing them 
through red tape. - 

“Year after year since 1946, the 
banks basically did business as 
usual and treated these requests 
just like any other request,” leading 
to allegations that the banks were 
profiting from the suffering of oth¬ 
ers, Kunin said. 

Such revelations have challenged 
Switzerland’s long-held assump¬ 
tion that it did not face a Nazi in¬ 
vasion largely because of its neu¬ 
trality and large standing army. 

According to Kunin, while 17 
other countries are currently ex¬ 
amining each of their actions or 
lack thereof in response to the 
Holocaust, Switzerland has gained 
particular attention because its be¬ 
nign image now seems to have 
been tarnished. Kunin said 
Switzerland has tried to “hold its 
proud image as a kind of fairyland 
where everything worked with the 
efficiency of its famous watches.” 

Switzerland has now begun tak¬ 
ing steps toward rectifying its 
passed actions. It has issued an 
apology and, in 1996, Parliament 
voted unanimously to create an in¬ 
dependent commission of interna¬ 
tional historians to thoroughly re¬ 
search Switzerland’s wartime years. 
Several Swiss banks and Jewish or¬ 
ganizations commissioned former 
US Federal Reserve Chairman Paul 


Volcker to find every dormant ac¬ 
count, paving the way to a-1.2 bil¬ 
lion dollar settlement that Swiss 
banks agreed to pay to Holocaust 
" victims and their heirs. 

Kunin said that many Holocaust 
victims are worried that they will 
be seen as only seeking money. 

“And yet, after 50 years, it is 
frankly difficult to find a non-mon- 
etary way to compensate for the 
past... One could say that this is 
another way of humanizing the vic¬ 
tims, bringing to life the real people 
who had possessions,” Kunin said. 

Kunin stated that the world has 
learned from the past, by applying 
“the lessons of the Holocaust to 
Bosnia and Kosovo and to a degree 
East Timor and Rwanda.” She said 
that she believes the United States 
does play an important role in 
world events and preventing future 
such atrocities. 

Kunin served as ambassador to 
Switzerland until this year and has 
been a visiting fellow at Harvard 
and Dartmouth. She is currently a 
bicentennial scholar-in-residence 
at Middlebury. 

Other symposium events in¬ 
cluded a panel discussion titled, 
“What Lies Ahead, Integration or 
Disintegration?” and a-music- 
from-China concert. Middlebury 
has planned for Februray 2000 a 
symposium that will examine the 
rold of athletics in the residential 
_ liberal arts college. In March, the 
College will also host a symposium 
that will proved an analysis of liter¬ 
ary and historical truths in the 
writing of biographies. 







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Editorial 


Getting your money’s worth 


With Winter Term approaching rapidly, many students who 
have internships are trying to make arrangements to pay for their 
time away. The College, however, only offers, a mere $80 per week 
rebate for meals, refusing to refund the cost of taking a class at 
Middlebury. In order to make off-campus internships more feasible 
for all students, the College needs to offer a $2500 rebate to all 
students not enrolled in January classes. 


When room and board is taken out of the comprehensive fee, 
$27,6000 remains to pay for tuition. With a normal course load of 
nine classes per academic year, students pay $3000 per class. 
Special students are required to pay this amount for each class they 
take— students who do not take a class in January Term still pay 
this $3000. 


It is assumed that the $3000 will go towards expenses incurred 
during each class a student takes. These costs could come from 
classroom-use, supplies and payment of the professor. When a stu¬ 
dent enrolls in an internship during January, they do not utilize any 
of these resources. At the most, a student participating in an intern¬ 
ship has only intermittent contact with those responsible for grad¬ 
ing them. 


A student’s grade for a J-term internship comes from an evalua¬ 
tion by their internship supervisor, their academic sponsor and 
Career Services. Since the internship supervisor is not a college 
employee, only the academic sponsor and Career Services need to 
be paid for their work with the student. This work is merely read¬ 
ing a brief paper or journal that illustrates that the student complet¬ 
ed the internship. At most this requires two hours of work by each 
person. 


It is expected that any professor teaching a class during this 
same period would put in the same amount of time grading a sin¬ 
gle test or paper. Usually these professors have to grade more than 
one test per student over the month of January. A professor will 
also teach a class for a minimum of eight hours pe^ week. This is 
32 hours of in-class teaching plus several hours outride of class 
grading. Yet the cost of a class and an internship are the same, 
despite the disparities in the resources which go into them. 


The College should provide a refund of $2500 to students who 
are enrolled in internships and other programs outside of 
Middlebury for Winter Term. This would still allow $500 to cover 
the costs of administering-and regulating Winter Term programs, 
but it would also allow students to adequately cover the expenses 
of living somewhere else for January. 


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Letters to the Editor 


Gray and Allen highlight diversity 

D anny Choi, in his No- pus definition of diversity to with a short, underclass lesbian 
vember 10 opinion piece center solely on superficial traits than with another Middlebury 
states, "...I have never such as personal appearance. If preppy.” 


D anny Choi, in his No¬ 
vember 10 opinion piece 
states, "...I have never 
felt discrimination at Middle¬ 
bury." Choi appears to assume 
that, since he has not directly 
experienced discrimination 
here, it is not a problem. His as¬ 
sumption invalidates all experi¬ 
ences other than his own. Choi 
has been lucky, indeed privi¬ 
leged, not to have met with dis¬ 
crimination on this cam- —- 

pus. Yet his experience, '•■1C 

being that of only one in- has 

dividual, is necessarily j ^ 

limited. Despite his con- . 

cession that “racism, ho- inVi 

mophobia, elitism and his 

many other prejudicial - 

diseases” do exist, his overarch¬ 
ing attitude suggests that there 
are no significant problems sur¬ 
rounding discrimination and 
diversity issues on campus, 
which is not true. 

Choi claims that people con¬ 
cerned with campus diversity 
are “shallow and appearance- 
oriented.” He perceives the cam- 


No- pus definition of diversity to with a sh 
>iece center solely on superficial traits than wit! 
ever such as personal appearance. If preppy.” 
Idle- he assumed correctly, we could Let us 
ume agree with him. However, diver- tions of t 
;ctly sity is not dictated only by exte- be true; j 
tion rior traits. Diversity also encom- the first p 
s as- passes a range of life experi- studies r 
jeri- ences that enrich the college dis- Latin An 
Dhoi course with many viewpoints. coritriSul 
rivi- Choi dqes not acknowledge history a 
dis- this definition of diversity, spective 

Choi appears to assume that, since he 
has not experienced discriminational 
is not a problem. His assumption 
invalidates all experiences other than 
his own. _ - 

rch- Instead, he claims that a socially denotes 1 
here homogenous (“living J. Crew as belon 
sur- advertisements”) and ethnically class rati 
and homogenous (“sea of blonde”) year stuc 
pus, group provides sufficient diver- short les 
sity on the basis of different economi 
con- interests and personalities issues o 
rsity alone. According to him, “[a] height ir 
nee- stereotypical Middlebury prep- the two 
:am- py may have more in common 


with a short, underclass lesbian 
than with another Middlebury 
preppy.” 

Let us explore the ramifica¬ 
tions of this example. This could 
be true; perhaps the lesbian and 
the first preppy are international 
studies majors with a focus in 
Latin America. However, each 
contributes a different personal 
history and thus a different per¬ 
spective on life to the campus 

-- community in a 

nC6 he way that two people 
m of the same socioe- 
: conomic status— 

the two preppie?— 
if than cannot. (We are 
assuming Q that 

-- “underclass” 

denotes the hypothetical lesbian 
as belonging to a lower social 
class rather than being a first- 
year student.) For example, the 
short lesbian, coming from less 
economic privilege, may regard 
issues of class, sexuality and 
height in a different light than 
the two ostensibly tall and 
(see Gray, page 8) 



Nesbitt invites MCAB participation 


Cameren Cousins was incorrectly quoted in the 





November 17,1999 


OPINIONS 


Page 7 


Polar Bear Club reaches out to the Middlebury community 


I n the October 13 edition of The 
Campus, Jen Crystal ’00.5 urged 
the Middlebury community to 
“seize the day,” to take advantage of 
the present and do something new. 
Crystal implied that most of us 

Oren Frey '02 

need to add some spice—cayenne 
pepper, perhaps—to our often rou¬ 
tine lives. 

One of the opportuni- Once ' 
ties she suggested stu- there': 
dents take advantage of ,. 
was night swimming. As P* 

one of the coordinators are CO 
of the-Polar Bear Club, I’d gxhila 
like to expand on the ——-— 
virtues of that fine activity. 

An offshoot of the mighty 
Mountain Club, the Polar Bears go 
for very brief dunks in local lakes 
and rivers every Tuesday morning 
at 7:00 (swimsuits preferred) and 
every Thursday evening at 10:45 
(swimsuits highly discouraged). We 
have a loyal following, so my goal in 


of The writing this article is not to boost b< 
> urged our level of participation. However, re 
nity to I strongly believe that every a 
itage of Middlebury student should come th 
ignew. swimming with us at least once, and re 
: of us I’d like to see participation from p< 

- more sectors of the student body. cc 

Why? Because quite simply, ra 
ayenne going for quick dips in rather cold 
en rou- water increases one’s quality of life, al 

Once the shirt and shoes are off, 
there's really no turning back. From 
this point on, any feelings of doubt 
are converted to feelings of pure 
exhilaration. 


As we drive to the river, feelings of 
anticipation and slight fear are 
experienced by all. Leaving the 
warm, secure interior of the 
Mountain Club Suburban, students 
often utter those famous Polar Bear 
quotes: “Are we crazy???” and “I 
can’t believe I’m doing this!” The 
only part of the experience that 


Marc Zelnick challenges 
WRMC’s ‘Indie’ designation 

T hursday night out at An- College’s radio station, WRMC, 
gela’s was a doosie this past 91.1FM. WRMC is an‘indie’sta- 
week. I had promised tion. ‘Indie’ is code for ‘awful 
Chris “Where are you taking me?” 

Morgan that I’d meet him early 


T hursday night out at An- College’s radio station, WRMC, 
gela’s was a doosie this past 91.1FM. WRMC is an ‘indie’ sta- 
week. I had promised tion. ‘Indie’ is code for ‘awful 
Chris “Where are you taking me?” music,’ and our very own 91.1 is 
Morgan that I’d meet him early one of the best in the nation. The 

|——~-zpr“;— blokes in charge of WRMC have 

I Z>0XW6 I hings decided to frown upon main- 

stream music. Why?—Because 
mainstream music is well liked by 
by Marc Z& lniSk i ~ ,&l "f ??a wide audience, and no self- 

' ---—- 1 respecting GM who . interns at 

for a beer (or for him, a Pink Dol- MTV over the summer wants to 

. ; . . .... f ■ .i • i. t t 


by Marc ZelniSk r 


phin) , so that we could discuss the 
intricacies of the Student Govern¬ 
ment Association, the most im¬ 
portant governing body ever. He 
was wearing ski goggles. . . in¬ 
doors. .. in some sort of effort to 
ward off members of the opposite 
sex. The scheme was working 
flawlessly. “How’s it going, 
Chris?” I asked. “Better than ex¬ 
pected,” replied Chris, his goggles 
starting to fog over; Chris went on 
to express his delight over the 
Dunkin’ Donuts rumored to be 
coming to Middlebury. He kept 
saying things like “Off the record” 
and “between you and me,” but I 
was too busy writing down in¬ 
criminating evidence to listen. 
Off the record, Chris is fuimeling 
Campus funds to an offshore ac¬ 
count, though his idea of offshore 
is Jersey. Between you and me, 
Chris is also planning on breaking 
things off with one of his under¬ 
lings, Mr. Wood-Smithe, and in¬ 
sists that he just got caught up in 
the whole ‘Green Ribbon’ fever, 
and was really never that ‘into’ 
him. At this point, Chris had con¬ 
sumed some three (3) Pink Dol¬ 
phins, and was having trouble 
speaking in an inside voice. He 
began to 1 yell at the red-headed 
bartender, claiming that he could 
drink any Irishman under the 
table, and why couldn’t the “stupid 
little leprechaun just shut up and 
get me another drink, extra pink.” 
I left about the time he started bit¬ 
ing me, because although our ed- 
itor-in-chief is knowfi for many 
things, he is not known for exem¬ 
plary dental hygiene. 

This year marks , the 
Bicentennial of Isfiddlebury 


be a part of anything popular. Let 
me stress that ‘awful,’ ‘indie,’ and 
‘music’ are not my own words. 

Sometime this weekend, a 
group of Middlebury students 
will be taking the night back. I 
feel obliged to let them have it, the 
night that is. This group of con¬ 
cerned students has been vying 
fot a night of their own for quite a 
while now, having lost the night 
they used to have about this time 
last year to the same individuals 
suspected of tearing down the 
McCullough boards. Now, I don’t 
want to be pointing fingers, but 
you hardly ever see members of 
the Progressive Club out-of-doors 
during daylight. Coincidence? 
Most likely, but that never stopped 
the french from killing them¬ 
selves. Look, all I’m saying is, 
coincidence may not be a sure 
thing, but sometimes the best 
thing to do is to act without 
thinking at all, like they do in 
Canadia. You might just go ahead 
and write that article. 

And finally, yes Virginia, there 
is a Southern/Alcohol=Good 
Club on campus. If you are from 
the South, or feeling guilty about 
being a northerner, look into it 
Also, the Arkansas Razorbacks 
beat die Tennessee Volunteers 28- 
24 last Saturday because the per¬ 
sonal god we all know and love 
graces this silly world with justice 
every now and again, and orange 
only works with tic-tacs. 

"Ilie magic number is seven (7) 


borders on unpleasant is the 
removal of one’s warm clothing on 
a brisk morning or evening. Once 
the shirt and shoes are off, there’s 
really no turning back From this 
point on, any feelings of doubt are 
converted to feelings of pure exhila¬ 
ration. 

The run or jump into the water is 
almost beyond your control. 

-- Everyone else is getting in, 

and you figure you need to 
Yl get it over with anyway, so 
you take the plunge. Any 
* hopes that the water will be 
a lot warmer than it looked 
are instantly ' ;. 

- crushed. That Ther 

water is absolutely frigid, pg|g| 
and the only thought that 
crosses your mind after 3T6 X 
submersion occurs is the | 

need to make a speedy exit. 

But once you’re out, you 
feel truly terrific. What a shof 
rush! And a pure, whole- : 
some one at that. Sure, one girl con- 
sistendy seems to lose her toes each 
week, but there she is the next week, 
just dying for more. 

Individuals and groups of 
friends who freed themselves from 
inhibition, who possessed the 
courage to do something outside of 
the realm of their usual social 
group, are totally rewarded. You’re 
all doing something that everyone 
else labels insane. And you all love 
it A sense of unity and togetherness 


pervades. Giving a complete 
stranger a hearty polar bear hug is 
totally cool, and I think that’s great 
whether Polar Bearing huilds 
character or not is debatable. But it 
definitely succeeds in keeping you 
connected to the land and in instill¬ 
ing a deep appreciation of chilly 
water. It also gives you the needed 
energy and inspiration to make it 
through a demanding day or long 
night. One has the sense that if you 
can jump into the icy East 
Middlebury or the glacial New 
Haven, you can write that silly 
paper with no trouble at all. Best of 


There are first-timers on almost every 
Polar Bear expedition. The majority 
are not particuraly zany individuals, 
but people who value a fun time and 
recognize the importance of taking a 
short break from academia. 


all, this unique form of entertain¬ 
ment will consume a mere 45 min¬ 
utes of your day. 

I foil to understand how anyone 
can pass up the opportunity to be a 
part of this amazing experience. 
Upon returning to campus at 11:30, 
I have noticed the silhouettes of 
diligent students slaving away in the 
glow of the Voter computer labs. I 
feel very sorry for them, for they 
have absolutely no idea of what 
they’re missing out on. Convincing 


yourself and others that you can 
simply do something like Polar 
Bearing at some other time because 
“you’re too busy” can become a 
dangerous habit, for never is there a 
better time than right now, regard¬ 
less of the temperature. Personally, I 
give Polar Bearing top priority; I 
don’t hesitate to sacrifice readings, 
papers, studying, and all that fun 
stuff in the name of a good swim, 
and I’m proud of it 

There are first-timers on almost 
every Polar Bear expedition. The 
majority are not particularly zany 
individuals, but people who value a 
____ fun time and recognize 
a Very the importance of taking 
.. a short break from acade¬ 

my mia. I cannot recall any of 
als, them ever having any- 
, and thing short of a great 
experience. There’s a 
Jng a group of Battellites who 
have been dedicated Polar 
" ” 7 ' : Bears this foil, and I think 

they’re awesome. What a terrific 
way to add meaning and excitement 
toone’s freshman year. 

Polar Bearing is something that 
you definitely can’t do at most other 
schools, and that’s something worth 
celebrating. So break out of your 
mold, and share the wealth of a very 
gratifying experience. There are a 
still a few expeditions planned for 
1999, and you’re invited to make the 
trek up to Adirondack circle and 
change your life for the better. 


Crystal praises Facilities Management 

W hen I walked out of my my experiences in the different be Jike without Custodial 
room this morning I dorms in which I’ve lived, as well Services. Imagine what the typical 
was greeted, as I often as the viYid —-—-- — -— ,..; 


W hen I walked out of my 
room this morning I 
was greeted, as I often 
am, with a warm “Good morn¬ 
ing” from the members of the 
Custodial Services staff working 


Jen Crystal '00.5 


in the hall. As I groggily stumble tion I 

out of bed each morning com- described is r 
plaining that it’s too early, the the norm. 
Custodial Staff, who have no The empl< 
doubt already been hard at work Services are i 
for several hours, counteract my not their respc 

The employees of Custodial Services 
are not our maids. It is not their 
responsibility to clean up the 
unbelievable mess we leave every 
day. Yet they do, morning after 


my experiences in the different be Jike without Custodial 
dorms in which I’ve lived, as well Services. Imagine what the typical 
<is the vi^ia —-______— ^- ; —- 

descriptions I’ve I commend the members of Custodial 

received from Services for their tireless efforts in all 

Kit, ? toll that the V d0 for us students. What 
that unfortu- they deal with every day is disgusting 

nately the situa- and disrespectful.... 

tion I’ve — --- fT: -—“ ~ 

described is more often than not mess would be like if it accumu- 
the norm. lated for a week—even for three 

The employees of Custodial days. We certainly wouldn’t want 
Services are not our maids. It is to deal with that if we were mem- 
not their responsibility to clean up bers of the Custodial Staff—yet it 

r _.__ the unbeliev- is our mess in the first place. 

ble mess we I commend the members of 
:ave every day. Custodial Services for their tire- 
et they do, less efforts in all that they do for 
lorning after us students. What they deal with 
lorning, and each day is disgusting and disre- 
till they some- spectful, yet they still treat us with 
ow seem to utmost—and probably unde- 
emain upbeat, served— respect in greeting us 
l’t even there. with such cheer each morning. I 
e dorms would certainly wouldn’t be able to do it. 


Jennifer Dove Hefritt would 
never schoolat Williams, though 
she would make an appearance at 
the “Take Back the Night” march. 


morning.... _ 

sluggish demeanor with a cheery 
wake up cadi. I’ve got to admit; if I 
were a member of Middlebury’s 
Custodial Staff, I don’t know that 
I could uphold this seemingly in¬ 
defatigable geniality. In fact, I 
think I’d be downright exasperat¬ 
ed. 

What this staff must contend 
with morning after morning is 
absolutely disgusting. I’m not just 
talking about a little toothpaste 
residue in the sink or some dirt in 
the hallway. I’m talking about 
trash spilling out of the garbage 
cans all over the bathroom floors, 
broken paper towel dispensers, 
beer cans littering the halls and 
elevators, unflushed toilets, vomit 
in the hall—and worse. 

, I know, it sounds gross. But it’s 
reality. And more importantly, it’s 
just plain disrespectful. Of 
course, it is different in every 
dorm and on every hall. But from 


able mess we 
their leave every day. 

-hg Yet they do, 

morning after 
r e every morning, and 

ifter still they some¬ 

how seem to 

-—-—- remain upbeat, 

as if the mess weren’t even there. 

Imagine what the dorms would 


Progressives ask for help 
fighting sweatshop labor 

a lthough most people are Conduct to President McCardel 
/V not aware of it, we as a stu- for the third time. As a communi- 
XjLdent body have reached a ty, we ask him to sign the code 


A lthough most people are 
not aware of it, we as a stu¬ 
dent body have reached a 
critical point in cementing our po¬ 
sition against the use of sweatshop 
labor to make Middlebury appar- 


Virginia Snodgrass '02 & 
Cori Loew '02.5 

el. Students must take a stand and 
support the struggle of our broth¬ 
ers and sisters in El Salvador, In¬ 
donesia and New York City, among 
other places in the world. 

This week, a committee of stu¬ 
dents, faculty and staff has submit¬ 
ted the Middlebury Code of 


Conduct to President McCardell 
for the third time. As a communi¬ 
ty, we ask him to sign the code, 
which upholds five important 
human rights provisions that we as 
students take for granted. These 
provisions are women’s rights, no 
child labor, the right to organize, a 
living wage and full disclosure of 
all factory locations. 

Through the implementation of 
this code, Middlebury College will 
become a leader in this struggle 
for human rights around the 
world. Middlebury has the 
responsibility to extend its com¬ 
mitment to the students beyond 
the classroom. 




Page 8 


OPINIONS 


November 17,1999 


Adler advises students to take advantage of sports while they can 

A fter I carried my boat up Middlebury. For the varsity athlete hour’s drive, fantastic hiking and outlets would be useless if and how my actions affect others, 

from the shores of the or the intramural champion, biking terrain, and proximity to Middlebury students did not have enhanced my love for nature and 

Charles River in Boston a sports abound at Middleburv. beautiful lakes and rivers, the time to play. American acade- reinforced the importance of tak- 


A fter I carried my boat up 
from the shores of the 
Charles River in Boston a 
few weeks ago, my father had a few 
words of wisdom. After my last 
crew race in college, he said, I went 
home, looked in the mirror and re- 

Ted Adler'99.5 

alized I was in the best shape of my 
life. 

Nearing the end of my last 
scholastic sports season, I didn’t 
enjoy my dad’s rather ominous 
tale. For a fifty-something, my dad 
is in remarkably fit- and his real 
message was that the post-colle¬ 
giate drop off doesn’t have, to be 
dramatic. However, the story did 
make me stop and think about the 
athletic possibilities here at 


Middlebury. For the varsity athlete 
or the intramural champion, 
sports abound at Middlebury. 
Furthermore, the access to orga¬ 
nized sports in college is topped 
only by the time one can apply 
towards those endeavors. With 
only a few precious years here, we 
should all take advantage of this 
opportunity. 

There are several factors that 
make Middlebury stand above its 
fellow institutions in regards to 
athletics. - The sports facilities, 
both physical and natural, are 
unparalleled. Leading tours for the 
Admissions Office this summer, I 
saw hundreds of jaws drop at the 
sight of Kenyon Arena and the new 
pool. Combined with the best ski¬ 
ing on the east coast within an 


hour’s drive, fantastic hiking and 
biking terrain, and proximity to 
beautiful lakes and rivers, 
Middlebury’s geography is the 
envy of any outdoor enthusiast 

As a Division III school with 
2200 students, Middlebury’s 29 
varsity sports are filled with a 
range of athletes. The football 
team doesn’t cut anyone- and ten 
percent of the men oil campus suit 
up for each home game. 

The most competitive sports at 
Middlebury all have JV squads, 
while the weaker teams are often 
made up of high school IV stars. 
Middlebury fields several club 
sports, a rather useless distinction, 
whose level of commitment is as 
great as most varsity teams. 

However, all of these athletic 


DiMaria questions modem technology 


E -mail may have already sup¬ 
planted telephone conversa¬ 
tions in the worlds of busi¬ 
ness and academia as the most 
efficient, easiest, and most fre¬ 
quently used form of communica- 

Michael DiMaria '99.5 

tion. This trend has revived the 
defunct art of letter writing - 
more specifically, the practice of 
saying something personal 


This trend has revived the defunct art 
of letter writing—morespecifically, 
the practice of saying something 
personal through correspondence. 


versation, staring at the objects in 
your room while talking to some¬ 
one ruptures the paradigm of 
conversation, the way that conver¬ 
sation came to be. Without the 
benefit of eye contact and body 
language, our well-intentioned 
jokes cause harm. Reduce this 
deficit to merely seeing the words, 
not even hearing them, and you’ve 
got pandemonium. 

E-mail, as with any form of 
typed correspondence, subtracts 

- the advantage of 

lefunct art seeing the 

cifically, penned words. 

For someone 
familiar with the 
ldente. author’s hand- 


through correspondence. 

Technical or analytical writing, 
at which many businessmen and 
academics have become profi¬ 
cient, bears little resemblance to 
the colloquial, intimate turns of 
phrase that go into a letter. We all 
struggle trying to say what we 
mean in written words. 

Terrible miscommunication 
results when our everyday sar¬ 
casm goes undetected. Frost tells 
us in his 1960 interview in The 
Paris Review, “With people you 
can trust you can talk in hints and 
suggestiveness. 

Families break up when people 
take hints you don’t intend and 
miss hints you do intend. You can 
watch that going on, as a psychol¬ 
ogist.” The telephone also kills 
some element of humanity in con- 


—- writmg, anger or 

playfulness could be discerned 
based on deviations from the 
author’s normal way of writing. 
Long, looping letters could signify 
a certain hilarity in the text, or 
tight, compact letters may denote 
frustration, for example. 

In addition, the use of a com¬ 
puter must also —-—- 

add an element What seem 
of impersonality rapid incre 

jua because the Wntln 9 an > 

messenger is a exceptiona 
humming something, 

drone. -- 

Electronic letters also breed 
pusillanimous grammar and 
spelling, possibly resultant from 
keyboard use, possibly because 
nobody wants to take the time to 
make their wording correct if 


their only reviewers are their 
equally lackadaisical recipients. 
Antithetically, many cool and 
original abbreviations come out 
of this tradition of neglect: lol:) 
;) etc. 

The existence of the ‘smiley, 
winky face’ speaks to this conver¬ 
sational deficit in written, espe¬ 
cially electronic, exchanges. 
These abbreviations and print- 
drawings have come closest to 
replacing intonation and inflec¬ 
tion from spoken language, and 
so in spite of their nugatory ori¬ 
gins they are unspeakably valu¬ 
able to written, electronic corre¬ 
spondence in the absence of per¬ 
fect writing. 

Also, security is always a con¬ 
cern when sending sensitive 
information, no matter what the 
format; however, e-mail is espe¬ 
cially vulnerable to intercept or 
covert retrieval. 

Not to mention the fact that we 
all have sent an e-mail that we 
wish we could “unsend.” 


Gray extols the virtues of 
socioeconomic diversity 


(continued from page 6) 
straight preppies. So, while their 
views on the political situation of 
Guatemala could be similar, the 
lesbian and the preppies might 
radically disagree about homo¬ 
phobia on campus. The charac- 
terologically similar lesbian and 


increase respect and open-mind¬ 
edness on campus. 

Choi states that prejudice 
exists, but “it is not because of a 
lack of diversity.” This is true; a 
lack of diversity does not cause 
prejudice per se. Students bring 
their own preconceptions with 


preppy have less in common them to college. A lack of diversi- 


background-wise. ^ 

These differences in personal 
history result in a diversity of per¬ 
spectives. Thus, people from het¬ 
erogeneous backgrounds may 
foster campus diversity in a way 
much more meaningful than peo¬ 
ple from homogenous back¬ 
grounds. 

We believe that our more sub¬ 
stantial concept of diversity could 


ty may not cause prejudice, but it 
does leave prejudice unchal¬ 
lenged. Obviously, then, increased 
diversity is desirable and even 
essential so that we all can expand 
our horizons beyond the limited 
view of our own experience. 

Elizabeth Allen is a member of 
the Class of2000 and Kristen Gray 
is a member of the Class of2002. 


What seems to have been lost in the 
rapid increase of e-mail use is that 
writing any sort of letter can be an 
exceptionally powerful way of saying 
something, even electronically. _ 

rs also breed Unfortunately, that feature hasn’t 
ammar and been included yet in any e-mail 
resultant from software I’ve seen, 
isibly because Although I’m not certain, I 
ke the time to suspect that more elaborate e- 
ng correct if mail systems come with more 
C\ advanced security features. 

ies or However, I put little faith in the 

programming community on the 
il*oj f-TT grounds that they seem to be 
L 7 reluctant to establish a just and 
d open-mind- moral e-world as long as they 
control its development. 

lat prejudice What seems to have been lost 
t because of a in the rapid increase of e-mail use 
[his is true; a is that writing any sort of letter 
oes not cause can be an exceptionally powerful 
tudents bring way of saying something, even 
reptions with electronically, 
ack of diversi- Unfortunately, e-mail carries 
■ejudice, but it just enough humanistic content 
dice unchal- to be dangerous, and not enough 
hen, increased to accurately represent the author 

ble and even in the absence of perfect writing, 
all can expand The get out of this dilemma, one 
id the limited must develop a sophisticated, 
jerience. precise, and rigorous under¬ 

standing of e-language, to be 
i a member of used for e-letter writing - indud- 
i Kristen Gray ing, of course, the ‘smiley, winky 

'.lass of2002. face.’;) 


outlets would be useless if 
Middlebury students did not have 
the time to play. American acade¬ 
mia, ironically, providesan incom¬ 
parable amount of time to partici¬ 
pate in athletics; our sports-crazed 
culture is reflected in our educa¬ 
tional struc- 

ture system. American aca 
Some argue . . . 

against the incomparable 

role athletics tidpatO in atl 

at culture is refl 

Middlebury, ' 

however, over structure sysl 

four years 

have, many students learn more 
outside the classroom than in it. 

On a personal note, while my 
transcript may read otherwise, my 
true major is extra-curriculars. 
Within this major, crew has amply 
filled the sports distribution 
requirement. 

In Rowing 101, I learned a 
plethora of valuable life lessons: 
Sun rises are as beautiful as sun 
sets on Lake Dunmore. Moving in 
sync with my boatmates makes us 
go faster. By showing up physical¬ 
ly fit for the season, I don’t let my 
teammates down. 

In a metaphorical sense, crew 
has taught me about commitment 


and how my actions affect others, 
enhanced my love for nature and 
reinforced the importance of tak¬ 
ing care of my body. 

Finally, competing in the. name 
of my college made me love 
Middlebury even more. That’s 


American academia, ironically, provides 
incomparable amounts of time to par¬ 
ticipate in athletics; our sports- crazed 
culture is reflected in our educational 
structure system. 


more than I ever picked up in class: 

The point of this article is not to 
trivialize classroom learning but to 
encourage athletic endeavors. In 
the real world, sports are less orga¬ 
nized and people don’t have as 
much time to focus on athletics. 

Seeing a few of recent alumni at 
Homecoming, the Corporate 30 is 
a lot more threatening than the 
Freshman 15. 

For a few years at Middlebury, 
we all have a unique opportunity 
to be outside and play sports. So 
get out of the library, get involved 
and get B’s. At the end of four 
years, you will have learned a lot 


Prof. Dickerson examines 
the purpose of tolerance 

W e hear a lot about toler- a nation must be intolerant of it 
ance these days, and Martin Luther King was similarly 
there is no doubt that intolerant of racial injustice, and 


W e hear a lot about toler¬ 
ance these days, and 
there is no doubt that 
our society would stand to gain if 
more of us showed a bit more tol¬ 
erance than we do. 

But is tolerance always the 
greatest good? As I have listened to 
voice after voice proclaiming it as 
the highest virtue, two questions 
have arisen in my head. 

The first question is whether, in 
aiming for tolerance, we as a soci¬ 
ety are aiming too low. Think for a 
moment how you would feel if 
your friends, or parent or teacher 
were to express to you the feeling: 
“I am willing to tolerate you.” 

How would it make you feel? 
Indeed, one can dislike or even 
hate something (or someone) and 
still tolerate it (or them.) Wouldn’t 
you much rather live in a place 
where you were loved rather ithan 
merely tolerated? 

My wife has a favorite plate that 
reads at the top: “YOU ARE 
LOVED.” We give that plate to spe¬ 
cial guests. A friend of ours who 
used to work with my wife created 
a satire of that plate (in jest) that 
reads: “YOU ARE TOLERATED.” I 
think that the difference between 
those plates speaks volumes. 

The second question I have 
about tolerance gets even more to 
the point Could it be that in aim¬ 
ing at tolerance we are not only 
aiming too low, but perhaps are 
aiming in the wrong place alto¬ 
gether? 

Think of some of the great lead¬ 
ers of our nation’s history. Martin > 
Luther King and Abraham Lincoln 
come to mind as two prominent 
examples. ___ 

What made them great? Wasn’t 
it—at least in part—their very 
intolerance that made them great? 
Abraham Lincoln was intolerant of 
slavery. And he decided that we as 


a nation must be intolerant of it 
Martin Luther King was similarly 
intolerant of racial injustice, and 
he was deeply moved to action by 
that intolerance. 

In fact, one might even wonder 
whether in some cases intolerance 
is an even greater virtue than toler¬ 
ance. I admit that the following is 
an overused example, and yet it is 
one that is apt and important. 

Would you like our society to be 
more tolerant of rape? Or, if you 
prefer to speak of people instead of 
idea and actions, should & society 
be more tolerant of rapists ? 

It’s not difficult to think of other 
examples. Should our campus be 
tolerant of cheating and cheaters? 
If so, does it matter if one person’s 
cheating has an impact on another 
person’s grade? Or what about 
intolerance? If tolerance is so 
important, should we be intolerant 
of intolerance? 

Note that many of these ques¬ 
tions raise a tricky issue of morali¬ 
ty. There is something personal 
about morality, but we are foolish 
if we don’t also realize that morali¬ 
ty is a public issue as well. In terms 
of tolerance, we could ask a very 
general question: Should we be tol¬ 
erant of immorality? 

Those are good questions to ask 
next time you hear somebody once 
again extolling the absolute good 
of tolerance. 

To put it another way, while we 
can acknowledge that there are 
many instances where more toler¬ 
ance (of something or of some¬ 
one) would benefit us all, maybe 
it’s time we start to question the 
prevailing winds and ask whether 
tolerance is always the best good— 
or even whether there are instances 
in which it is not a good at all. 

Matthew Dickerson is an associ¬ 
ate professor of computer science. 




November 17,1999 


Features 


Page 9 


Addison County group helps ensure happy holidays for needy 



By Kristen Sylva out that the supply was greater 

StaffWriter than the demand, so to speak. As a 

For many Middlebury students, result, ACCAG expanded the pro¬ 
gram to include elderly members, 
of Addison County who either 
cannot shop for themselves or 
cannot afford to. While the chil¬ 
dren tend to request toys, the se¬ 
nior citizens ask for items such as 
stationery, pens or pencils, slippers 


the holiday season means home- 
cooked meals, a break from the 
pressures of schoolwork, and the 
chance to stock up on the latest 
J.Crew apparel. However, there are 
people in the town of Middlebury, 
as well as in the rest of Addison 
County, who cannot even afford a and pajamas, 
turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. In addition to the Angels pro- 
To help fix this problem, the Addi- gram, ACCAG also runs a Christ- 
son County Community Action mas Shop during the first two 
Group (ACCAG) has-implement- weeks of December (this year’s 
ed several programs that will help Shop is open from November 29 
to ensure happy holidays for all. through December 10). Parents 
This year, ACCAG plans to de- who visit the shop can choose one 
liver 150 turkeys and food baskets item of new clothing and one new 
to families who are in need on toy per child per household. 
Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. All the items are donated, and 
While this . . . .. . 7 

in itself is a ...There are people in the town of 


Peter Huoppi undertak- 

Marguerite Holden, Jessie Dublin and Peggy Kimball run ACCAG’s Christmas Shop, offering gifts to needy families. ing, ac 

Math students win Green Chicken ■ 

By Raegan Randolph weekend of the [Middlebury- cided to give the green chicken a only satisfy 

_ Features Editor _ Williams] football game.” new purpose in life. “The only these fami 

Middlebury has been redeemed And the tradition began. Math problem we had was deciding holiday se: 
in its longstanding rivalry against students from the two colleges whether the winner or loser For the ] 
Williams. would get together on the morning should get the chicken,” joked service to. 

If you are thinking this must of the schools’ football game to Martin. the Angel 

have nothing to- do with football, take the exam and then watch the They decided that the winner the Midd 
then you are right. Indeed, it has game together in the afternoon. would keep the green chicken, and chance to 
nothing to do with football and Still wondering how the con- that year, Williams took home the wishes oft 
everything to do with math. Yes, test’s kistchy trophy came into the prize. The Williams math depart- nate. 
math. And, urn, a green chicken. : picture? ment was gracious enough to have The pr< 

You see, just two, wee^s after According to Martin, the the college’s maintenance depart- Salvation 


Secret society adds artistic flare to students’ lives 

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By Dave Philipps 


ramie casserole disn in me snape 
of a chicken, sat perched at the 
front of the room as students 
worked diligently to solve the 
problems on the exam. One Mid¬ 
dlebury student even donned a 
green chicken costume, perhaps 
for luck. 

The Green Chicken Contest- 
named thus for its unusual tro¬ 
phy—is a practice test for the Put¬ 
nam Exam, a prestigious national 
exam administered to more than 
2000 math students every Decem¬ 
ber. 

When Martin first came to 
Middlebury after graduate school, 
he and a friend who was teaching 
math at Williams initiated the 
Green Chicken as a pre-Putnam 
warm-up competition between the 
two colleges. 

“We decided that we’d start 
coaching teams for the Putnam 
and have a practice session togeth¬ 
er,” said Martin. “We had the idea 
to get our teams together on the 


StaffWriter 


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human figure made of leaves that 
was outside of Bicentennial Hall 
or have crossed the soggy grass in 

front of McCullough to inspect ■ b g jg »- /*) ' h$Si!|8R 

the Zen rock garden. Or maybe , 

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flanked by gawking onlookers. If 5 / J ^ 

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about the mysterious student I 

group that has christened itself 

“Supergood.” But just who are 
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these people? 

The answer is not easy to find C: 

out. Supergood’s random acts of 
art seem to pop up over night, out 

of nowhere, like mushrooms. The .1 

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sketchy at best. 

Late this Friday night I was led r , , a 

(see Secret, page 11) Supergood, a secret art society, erected this sign near their most recent random act of art, a Zen rock garden. 






Page 10 


FEATURES 


November 17,1999 


Office provides insight into Andres’ “idiosyncratic organization” 



niture.“I either brought things in or 
rearranged things to structure 
them until they work for me. Any 
architect likes to reshape his envi¬ 
ronment.” 

Andres explained that the deco¬ 
rative scheme is “how to fit as much 
as possible in here.” That includes 
shelves upon shelves of books, a 
or- light board and two desks (one for 
ganization” and forced capacity of writing and piling stuff up on, the 
the art historian’s private enclave in other for his computer), 
room 407A of the Johnson Building The overall motive is to make 

could be seen as an awe-inspiring room for ,as many filing cabinets as 
feat—much like stuffing twenty possible. Right now there are five, 
people into a VW Beede. “I got rid of the big desk with big 

To the other, more.- --—-^drawers,” Andres said, 

meticulous portion^^^^Q D / /T|f^^\ anc ^ moved 
of the popula-^^small-scale 
tion, Andres’/ \pieces of 

office is a / \furniture 

nightmare. I # jin here so 

Andres’ar-\. mv /that I could 

chitectural V . /N^ ^ ./give over 
training and enthu- s \^ 111 I I [ ^/more space to 

siasm is evident in the III- thing cabinets.” 

decoration of his space. The first In his little bit of space, Andres 
big hint is found on the outside of created what he terms a “control 
his door on a bumper sticker read- center.” He has a rolling, revolving 
ing, “I brake for old buildings.” chair in the midst of his desks and 
On the interior, his paintings piles where everything he needs is 
and prints of the Villa Medici in a short roll away. 

Rome portray his passion for his “I just kind of spin around and 
profession, but his interests aje sjib- answer my phone and work on the 
tly evident in the intricate and per- computer and do everything at 
sonal nature of his organization. once,” he said while demonstrating 
“It’s not quite, the stock-issued one such maneuver, 
stuff that you get in a college office,” While there is a certain method 
Andres said of his “scavenged” fur- to the office’s organization, the sur- 


By Laura Legere 

StaffWriter 


ttractingart Andres himself or visitors to his of- ing cabinets. “That’s Corbusier,” 
he proudly fice. Andres explained that other Andres said and explained that the 
of “The visitors affect David’s attire when name came from a famous 20th 
r, two-piece they unwittingly jostle the book- century architect who went by the 
Mona Lisa, shelf that he’s attached to. “They penname“Le Corbusier”—or “The 
on Puzzle.” bump into him and the clothes pop Crow.” “Even he follows the archi- 
f and then they leave him in the tectural motifT Andres said, 
tde.” Andres’ favorite aspects of the 

Andres also has a mechanical office are the two windows. One 
dw, a prize from a Halloween looks out on Battell, which, not sur- 
- . * • prisingly, is masked by four or five 

al activism hanging plants. The other is a 

clerestory window located high 
above the entrance to the office. 
“I’ve always fantasized about 
she was able to offer an insider’s building a ship’s ladder and going 

up on that ledge and putting an 
She identified personal contact easy chair up there,’’Andres mused. 

“All that are up there right now are 
dead flies, but it’s this beautiful pic¬ 
ture window and I’m always tempt- 


passionately about activism in a tivists, Ready has had years of po- 
political arena. litical experience with these issues, 

“Don’t lose the other part,” she so 
told students, “You’re not going to perspective, 
be successful if you just rage. 

The Rainforest Action Group and gaining the respect of one’s 
(RAG) invited Ready to discuss is- community and its leaders as in- 
sues relating to accomplishing ac- strumental in this kind of success, 
tivist goals within political realities. But she added, “You don’t always ed...” 

In addition to die several mem- have to act rationally.” Overall, Andres said he believes 

bers of RAG, students at the dis- In addition to the plausibility of that his environment helps his 
cussion also represented Middle- getting activist agendas accom- work. “The bottom line is that your 
bury Progressives. plished, Ready addressed student personal space has got to work for 

concerns about you,” he said. “Mine works pretty 
fitting in among well unless someone comes in and 
the local com- shifts some piles and then I don’t 
murtity during find anything for a couple weeks, 
their four-year This is the kind of mess where once 
residence in you get settled in, you don’t want to 

Students had a variety of con- Middlebury. move around very much.” 

cerns. Josh Otlin ’00 asked how Ready stressed the importance “I can’t operate in a sterile kind 
“rich, white college kids” can make of finding a sense of place, even of world,” he added. “My organiza- 
a difference in local activist causes, though this is difficult to accom- tion helps me keep my sanity.” 

And Alex Zwerdling ’00 asked 
when to cross the line from negoti¬ 
ation to demonstration. 

Ready, a strikingly liberal fifth- 
generation Vermonter, talked at 
length about her career in politics. 

She admitted that her views were 
less than “cosmopolitan” and that 
she is driven by constant threats to 
her home and a sense of her com¬ 
munity being lost. 

Ready has spent several decades 
fighting for the communities that 
make up this home, the members of 
which continue to vote her back 
into office. 

Among the issues brought up by 
students were queries about the po¬ 
litical realities of activist causes, 
both within the college and else 
where. 

Zwerdling and others were curi 
ous to know the best tactics for stu 
dents to use in swaying those mak 
ing important decisions towards 
certain solution. Unlike many ac 


StaffWriter 


Goodbye sunshine 


Josh Otlin '00 asked how "rich, white 
college kids" can make a difference in 
local activist causes. 


Information Table: 

November 22 from 9 - 2 pm in Proctor Woodstove Lounge 

Information Meeting: 

November 22 at 7:30 pm in the Geonomics House Library 


Mike Kautz 

Signaling the onset of winter, the recent falling back of clocks for 
Daylight Savings Time has brought progressively earlier sunsets. 








November 17,1999 





Secret society installs art on campus 


(continued from page 9) 
by informants to meet with some of 
the core participants of Supergood. 
They agreed to be interviewed as 
long as their identities were kept 
absolutely secret. 

Sitting in a dimly lit room, in a 
close circle, the men were all drink¬ 
ing beer. They explained yjl 
what exacdy they are about. 

“Supergood is not a gang, tha 
it’s a movement. It isn’t a club flOi 
that has members; it is a way 

of life. Any one can be Su- _ 

pergood, you just have to spread 
super goodness,” said one sub¬ 
scriber to the Supergood way of 
life. 

When asked what exacdy “super 
goodness” entailed, the artists were 
not as quick to respond. But per¬ 
haps their actions can best define 
their terms. 

* The first act executed by Super 
Good was the brilliant and daring 
ride by a lone, masked mountain 


biker through the lines of unsus- Th 
:e of pecting first years in front of Mead tion c 
>od. Chapel during Convocation this theti< 
1 as September. and ( 

cept The next act, in October, was a life. 

sculpture of a human figure “V 
in a dubbed “The Fall Guy.” The sculp- more 
ink- ture was completely covered in au- and f 

We want people to see art as more 
than giant bronze panthers and 
floating rectangles. 

—anonymous Supergood activist 

read tumn leaves that were red at the idea 
mb- bottom and gradually became passi 
y of green. “The Fall Guy” appeared one itsar 
morning in front of Bicentennial “I 
iper Hall, a particularly colorful subject is qu 
vere when juxtaposed with the build- noon 
per- ing’s immense gray walls. dro S 

:fine This month, Supergood installed like s 
a rock garden on the McCullough ly d( 
iper lawn, complete with a rake so peo- Who 
ring pie could arrange and groom the Bi 
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Josh Nothwang 

The Zen rock garden in front of McCullough is Supergood’s latest creation. 


The group believes in a celebra¬ 
tion of the lighthearted side of aes¬ 
thetics, and realizes how crucial 
and often neglected art is in daily 
life. 

“We want people to see art as 
more than giant bronze panthers 
and floating rectangles,” one Super- 
good activist said. “[Each 
act] should be something 
I people can participate in.” 

The rock garden that Su- 
. . pergood installed last week 
• v is a prime example of the 
idea of interactive art. Anyone 
passing by is encouraged to change 
its arrangement. 

“I think raking the rock garden 
is quite refreshing after an after¬ 
noon in the library? said Alessan¬ 
dro Sacredoti ’00. “It makes me feel 
like someone on campus is actual¬ 
ly doing something worthwhile. 
Who are those guys?” 

But Supergood chooses to re¬ 
main anonymous. “We don’t want 
to take credit for those things,” One 
Supergood spokesman said. “They 
[the acts] are a credit to them¬ 
selves.” 

“We also don’t want to have to 
clean up all the stuff!” another 
added. 

The people who started the 
movement have vowed to have at 
least one Supergood event per 
month. It is hard to guess what will 
pop up next. 

But whatever it is, it has to be 
feasible on a small budget. “Super¬ 
good is all along the cheap,” said 
one of the spokesman. “Up to this 
point we have only spent $11.” 
Most of the time the" group relies on 
found materials. 

“We are planning a winter film 
series,” one activist revealed,“and at 
the end of the year we hope to put 
on a theatrical performance of‘One 
Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ with 
a 60s-style happening A la Ken 
Keasy.” 

Supergood discussed its goal: 
“We’re just trying to loosen up the 
campus. We want to fight the cyni¬ 
cism and apathy here and do some¬ 
thing that is fun for everyone.” 

Supergood has no use for 
rhetoric; it is just an impulsive ex¬ 
pression of joie de vive left out in 
the night to brighten the day for 
Middlebury students as they make 
their way to class. 


Thoughts 
on being 
a man aft 
Middlebury 


ByAbdur-Rahim Syed 

Staff Writer 

David Bain publishes a history 
of Middlebury College. J-term 
offers an array of courses on the 
College’s history. Everything 
seems perfect in the presentation 
of the account. 

But like a used car for sale, all 
the bad parts are glossed over. 
The flat tire in the system, ac¬ 
cording to Dave Wright ’02.5, is 
women. 

Male chauvinist pig? Male 
chauvinist pig? How would you 
feel if I called you a pig? Or even 
a hedgehog, or a gerbil, huh? 
Huh? 

A scholarly discussion on the 
virtues of a co-ed system might 
be more helpful. Nah, probably 
not. 

So why question the time- 
honored decision to go co-ed? 
“Because in retrospect, it sucks. I 
mean, look, they’re everywhere. 
In Proctor, Forest, everywhere,” 
said a heart-trodden Amman 
Pope ’00. 

Perhaps that isn’t what the 
Board of Trustees had in mind 
when women were first admitted, 
but they did segregate the sexes in 
matters of housing. 

“Then hole’m up in Pearsons 
again, but why in Forest, Proctor, 
and everywhere else?” suggested 
Pope, claiming sex segregation as 
a way of reclaiming the original 
Middlebury College man. Femi¬ 
nist Action at Middlebury was 
unavailable to comment. 

iTt seems that the loss of mas¬ 
culinity suffered by Middlebury 
men is part of a nation-wide 
trend. Susan Faludi’s“EfFeminiza- 
tion of the Modern American 
Man” left more than a few dis¬ 
consolate. 

Perhaps the most tangible evi¬ 
dence would be the sit-in the 
Alpha-Male Society of Middle¬ 
bury College held in protest of 





the release of her new book “The 
Betrayal of the American Man.” 

Joined by Lovers of the Garden 
State, it was the largest gathering 
of New Jersey people this year. 

“Susan Faludi has betrayed us. 
We trusted her, and she betrayed 
us,” said the disgruntled President 
of the Alpha-Male Society of 
Middlebury College, wishing to 
remain anonymous in order to 
preserve the integrity of the un¬ 
derground organization. 

The recent uproar over the sale 
of “supermodel” eggs on the In¬ 
ternet had repercussions at Mid¬ 
dlebury as well. 

“Why just women?” was a 
question often heard being asked 
by males all over campus. 

“We weren’t going to sit back 
and do nothing. We had to take 
action. We just had to,” was the 
justification for Aaron Murray- 
Nellis ’02 of the Association of 
Hardcore Lumberjacks to send in 
sperm samples to be sold on the 
internet along with the eggs. 

The sperm samples were re¬ 
jected both by the website and 
the United States Postal Service, 
an action interpreted by the As¬ 
sociation of Hardcore Lumber¬ 
jacks to be one of pure hostility. 

“What is a man to do in face of 
such hostility?” asked Murray- 
Nellis rhetorically. 

So what is the Middlebury 
man to do in a situation like this? 
For many men, the fatal decision 
to go co-ed is now irreversible. 

The original Middlebury man 
has been lost in the folds of ef¬ 
feminacy. His conscience bought 
with images of McCullough 
dance parties, the depression- 
wracked Middlebury man has 
chosen to destroy his ego and 
self-respect, indulging even in 
MCAB-sponsored drag queen 
events. 

What’s next? A female presi¬ 
dent of the College? 


VOICES 



"You still have a little bit on your "That bird needs more stuffing.* 
chin.* —Nancy Sul '03 

—Tony McKinley '02 


*Hey Grandma, nice yams!* 
—Rich Gallup'01 


*Be generous with the breast* 
—Marshall Boyd '02 


‘You'll know it's ready when it pops 
up* 

—Lindsay Schroth '00 and Bill 
Mitsakos '00 




















Page 12 


FEATURES 


November 17,1999 


Middlebury conquers in 
Green Chicken Contest 


(continued from page 9) 
Middlebury’s third straight victo¬ 
ry. Victor Dan ’03, Sorin Talamba 
’01, Dusalf Petrovic ’02 and Jesse 
Johnson ’02 were Middlebury’s 
high scorers. 

A lot of blood, sweat and tears 
went into winning the contest. 
“Each Thursday, we met and prac¬ 
ticed for the exam,” said Dan,“and 
we will continue to do so for the 
Putnam.” 

Because of Middlebury’s 
achievements in the Green Chick¬ 
en Contest, Abbott said he has 
“high hopes” for the Putnam 
Exam. Approximately 600 schools 
in North America participate in 
the Putnam each year, and in 1998, 
Middlebury’s team placed 21st in 
the nation. 

Each Putnam team includes 
three students, though many stu¬ 
dents often take the exam as an in¬ 
dividual challenge to see how they 
compare nationwide. The exam 
consists of two three-hour ses¬ 


Sample question from the 22nd 
annual Green Chicken Contest: 
•Three students are chosen randomly. Is it 
more likely that at least two were born on the 
same day of the week or that none of them 
were born on the weekend? 

For more information about the Green Chicken see 
Professor Martin's web page: 
http-J/www.middlebury.edu/~rmartin 


bott. 

Abbott explained that to be suc¬ 
cessful on the Green Chicken and 
on the Putnam, students must 
think creatively. “The exam is 
more about finding a clever avenue 
to work a problem, not about how 
much math you know,” said Abbot. 

“In the exam, you have to use 
your own imagination and origi¬ 
nality,” said Dan, who, although 
only a first-year, student, earned 
the top score—56 out of 60—on 
this year’s Green Chicken. Dan 
competed in several math compe¬ 
titions in high school in Romania, 
including the Romanian National 
Mathematical Olympiad, where he 
met his. best friend and other 
Green Chicken high-scorer Ta¬ 
lamba. 

Dan’s successes in the Green 
Chicken may, in part, be attributed 
to what Abbott reveals as a “sub¬ 
plot” to this year’s contest. Appar¬ 
ently, Dan, in anticipation of win¬ 
ning the Green Chicken, picked up 
the trophy to ex¬ 
amine it and acci¬ 
dentally dropped 
it, shattering char¬ 
treuse poultry 
parts all over the 
floor of the math 
department. 

“My first few 
weeks here, and 
suddenly the 


The Lener Kina 


show that math does not always 
require a serious atmosphere. 
After the exam, as the professors 
are busily grading, the students eat 
lunch and discuss the methods 


are just a bit interested in mathe¬ 
matics, they do the Green Chick¬ 


en. 


For most people it is hard to un¬ 
derstand how all this hoopla about 


Performing to a packed Ross Lounge 3, Sam Elmore ’00.5 leads the Otter Nonsense Players in an improvised 
skit during the second stop of their fall tour on Monday night. ONP will perform again Thursday in Pearsons. 

rounding the Green Chicken has 
mounted both at Middlebury and 
at Williams. 

Martin said that the Williams 
marching band, a spoof of huge 
university bands, became accus¬ 
tomed to carrying the chicken as a 
prop in its performances, and one 
year the cover of their football 
program alluded to the Green 
Chicken, informing, “Football’s 
not the only game in town.” 

Indeed, the Green Chicken has 
become a way to get students ex¬ 
cited about mathematics and to 


they used to solve certain prob- a hen can stir up excitement for 

m athematics. Certainly the spirit 
of a 22-year tradition and its out¬ 
landish prize play a large role. 

“The way we talk about the 
Green Chicken, it’s like we’re talk¬ 
ing about the Super Bowl,” said 


lems. 

The Green Chicken, as Martin 
pointed out, brings students to¬ 
gether outside of the classroom for 
intellectual purposes, which is 
often unusual. 

“The Green Chicken is very fun 
and attracts a lot of Middlebury 
students,” said Talamba. “If they 


Abbdtf.«t. 

“Chicken week is a tough week 
around here. No one sleeps.” 


sions in which students must solve 
a total of 12 problems. 

Abbott said the mean score, on 
the exam is zero; that is, more than 
50 percent of exam-takers get a 
zero on the test. That a school the 
size of Middlebury placed 21 in a 
group that includes the likes of 
Duke, M.I.T. and Harvard is a 
great accomplishment. “At a school 
that is used to winning Division III 
hockey, one has to realize that this 
is much better than that,” said Ab¬ 


chicken was broken,” said Dan, 
who glued the wounded bird back 
together with the help of his 
friends. 

When Dan confessed his crime 
to authorities, he and Abbott 
struck a deal. “I told him [Dan] 
that Middlebury had to win the 
trophy this year so that Williams 
wouldn’t notice it was cracked,” 
said Abbott. 

Over the years, the enthusiasm 
and unabashed goofiness sur¬ 


Ready speaks about locql jfctivism 


(continued from page 10) 
plish while living the abnormal, 
isolated-from-the-community life 
which Middlebury students typi¬ 
cally experience. Otlin echoed this 
concern when he questioned the 
kinds of strategy students should 
use as “outsiders” in the local com¬ 
munity. 

In all honesty. Ready had no easy 


answers for these questions. She 
did tell students that they should 
not underestimate their ability to 
gain a sense of place in their tem¬ 
porary home. 

“It’s about sharing common val¬ 
ues,” said Ready. “And while this 
seems practically impossible when 
mindful of the apparent social and 
class differences between students 


srffy 

and 1 local community members, it 
is made easier by experiencing the 
community that one is fighting for 
and in which one lives.” 

She again emphasized the im¬ 
portance of “nurturing the unseen 
part” of activism. “This is your 
home for four years,” she said. 
“You’re going to get a lot if you give 
back.” 


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"Cabbage Night vandals cover College buildings 
with graffiti" 

This year’s Cabbage Night caused quite a stir on campus when 
almost all of the College’s buildings were covered with black 
graffiti. According to Chief Spencer of College Security, the 
culprits were heard speaking French. Because they used auto 
body under coating, which has petroleum in it. Facilities had 
to sandblast the buildings. 


"Round Two: joan peters vs middlebury college" 
The suit which English Professor Joan Peters filed against 
Middlebury College in Burlington Federal Court last spring is 
currently being negotiated by her lawyers and the College 
lawyers. Peters has alleged that she had been*fired because of 
activities she had engaged as a private citizen, chiefly in the 
field of feminist politics. 


"Fifty Signs Retrieved in raid on Fraternities" 

A reported 50 assorted traffic and road signs were recently 
removed from fraternity house rathskellers and “Rec” rooms. 
The atmosphere-providing decorations disappeared in a 
“pick-up” staged by Chief of Security Robert Steeves and 
Campus Security Officer Arthur Prime. Steeves said he had 
been receiving reports from area residents that various signs 
kept disappearing. 

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Arts 


November 17,1999 





sions from the film 


Chamber Choir unites New and Old Worlds through music 


By Anne DeWitt 

Arts Editor 


The Center for the Arts Concert 
Hall offered an appealing refuge last 
Friday night. Outside, driving sleet 
hailed the start of winter. Inside, the 
polished hardwood floors shone 
cheerfully, and the room reverberat¬ 
ed cozily with the sounds of the 
Middlebury Chamber Choir. 
Founded this year under the direc¬ 
tion of Professor John Milsom, the 
Chamber Choir is a by-audition 
group that includes both students 
and faculty. , 

The program for Friday’s con¬ 
cert, titled “Old Worlds-New 
Worlds,” focused on traditional 
songs from Europe and New Eng¬ 
land. Milsom’s program notes began 
with a disclaimer about the group’s 
lack of polish at their first-ever con¬ 
cert: “Eight weeks is a very short 
time to put together an ambitious 
show. If a few of our performances 
still sound a little rough, please bear 
with us...” His apology proved un¬ 
necessary; the Chamber Choir’s 
comfortable and confident stage- 
presence seems to belong to a group 
that has been together much longer 
than two months. As promised, the 
program covered music from both 
sides of the Atlantic, though it tend¬ 
ed to emphasize Europe over Amer¬ 
ica. It opened with the familiar Eng¬ 
lish folksong “Early One Morning,” 
in which a maiden laments her 
lover’s perfidy, and the melancholy 
melody matches the subject matter. 
The choir returned to this piece later 
in the program, for a more modern 
arrangement. This rendering had a 
canon-like structure that made the 


words a bit difficult to understand, 
but effectively caught up the audi¬ 
ence in the feeling behind the music. 

In much the same way, the four 
German pieces arranged by Jo¬ 
hannes Brahms were understand¬ 
able even to non-German speakers. 
The upbeat dynamic of “Die Buck- 
lichte Fiedler” mimicked the speedy 
fingering of the song’s hunchback 
fiddler, whose playing charms a 
group of witches into magically re¬ 
moving his hump. Likewise, the 
measured solemnity of “Bei, 
Nachtlicher Weil” suit this somber 
tale of a hunter obsessed with a 
water-spirit who, Siren-like, lures 
him to his doom. 

The concert continued with three 
Gaelic works, all arranged by Ralph 
Vaughan Williams, and all very dis¬ 
tinct. The peaceful “Dawn on the 
Hills” evoked a pastoral landscape. 
The foot-tapping “Come Let Us 
Gather Cockles”—possibly a work 
song, according to Milsom’s notes— 
would have inspired me to collect 
shellfish, especially with the fabu¬ 
lous, deeply resonant singing of the 
bass section. The repetition of 
phrases like “time to be leaving” in 
“Wake and Rise”—which Milsom 
says may refer to a violent clan mas¬ 
sacre—gave the piece an anxious 
urgency. The agitation continued 
with “Lilliburlero” a political Irish 
song that ended the first half of the 
concert with rousing energy. 

Following a brief intermission, 
the program turned closer to home, 
coming back to Vermont for the 
American portion of the concert 
with four selections from “The 
American Singing Book,” published 


Eric Skovsted 

John Milsom directs the Chamber Choir at their inaugural concert last Friday night in the Center for the Arts. 

Many of the performances felt a lit- Altogether, the Chamber Choir 


in 1870 by Simon Pease Cheney, a 
singer and teacher from the state. 
The “Vermont Winter Song” de¬ 
scribed a “season for pleasure and 
mirth,” which seemed unduly opti¬ 
mistic, given the weather. “The Hero 
of Ti” celebrated the exploits of 
Ethan Allen, while “Song of the Ver¬ 
monters” picked up a patriotic 
theme, drawing appreciative chuck¬ 
les from the audience with the line 
“In the name of Vermont we defy all 
the world.” 

Interludes of solo songs were fea¬ 
tured in both halves of the program, 
making the evening a personal as 
well as musical experience. Each 
soloist had chosen a song that held 
some special significance to him or 
her. The pieces included music from 
Ireland, England, Italy and America. 


tie rushed, as if nervousness were 
causing the singers to hurry through 
the solos. Soprano Heather Reichert 
’01, however, gave a stunning rendi¬ 
tion of a children’s song she had 
learned as an exchange student in 
Iceland. Her exquisite singing, with 
its clear, sustained tones and 
translucent emotion, was a highlight 
of the concert 


gave a consistently enjoyable per¬ 
formance. The absence of accom¬ 
paniment allowed the clarity of the 
voices and the dimension of the 
harmony to come through. Mean¬ 
while, Milsom’s directing and the 
group’s deft skill with dynamics 
made the foreign works accessible, 
emphasizing the universality of 
music as a language common to 


By Julie Culver 

StaffWriter 


Waking the dead 


“The Serpent” engages 
audience with actors 

Reich's music, the actors endeared 
thenfselves to the amused, if some¬ 
what bewildered, audience. By the 
time the actual performance 
began, the audience, as well as the 
cast, was prepared to enter the pri¬ 
mordial dance-like world student- 
director Sam Elmore ’00.5 had cre¬ 
ated. 

The laid-back attitude and the 
emphasis on physical and vocal 
warm-up performed in front of the 
audience may be seen as a throw¬ 
back to the workshop atmosphere 
of “The 


The minimalistic, tone-based 
Steve Reich music that welcomed 
the audience to the performance of 
"The Serpent" in the Hepburn Zoo 
Theatre this weekend added to the 
ambience of camaraderie between 
the cast and the audience. The 
music was upbeat and soothing, 
and the actors' on-stage calisthenic 
warm-up, combined with their pri¬ 
mal green-toned sweatsuit pants 
and army fatigue tank tops, was at 
times some 


Director Sam Elmore '00.5 
has proved himself a strong 
force with a unique aethetic. 


David Barreda 

Playing in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall Sunday night, Quinn Raymond’s “independent music 
project feat” performed a unique musical combination of rock n roll, drum n’ bass, hip-hop, pop, and punk. 

Deep Freyed cooks up the blues in new 

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how remi¬ 
niscent of 
the infamous 
training ses- 

When not punching the air or 
contorting their bodies into 
strange pretzel-like shapes, the 
nine actors milled about on the 
splatter-painted, warmly glowing 
green floor, chatting with the audi¬ 
ence and each other, repeating dia¬ 
logue and twisting their lips to cre¬ 
ate a cacophony of strange sounds. 
As the soft sound of their slippers 
slapping the floor mixed with 


By Chat Ortved 

Arts Editor 


You’re used to seeing them at the 
front of the class, teaching mathe¬ 
matics and computer science. You 
think of them as probably much 
more talented with a computer key¬ 
board and programming languages 
than the fingerboard of a guitar, the 
keys of a saxophone and the lan¬ 
guage of music. But Associate Pro¬ 
fessor of Computer Science 
Matthew Dickerson and Assistant 
Professor of Mathematics and 
Computer Science Daniel 
Scharstein, behind “The Blues Doc¬ 


tor” Bill Freye and along with some 
other special guests, came together 
this past Friday night in Pearson^ 
lounge as Deep Freyed for a CD re¬ 
lease party and performance of the 
blues. 

The first thing that becomes ob¬ 
vious on walking into a Deep Freyed 
show is that at the very least the 
Blues Doctor is having a blast up 
there behind foe microphone. He 
leaves a little to be desired on the vo¬ 
cals, a shortcoming that comes out 
on the recorded tracks rpore than in 
live performance, but when he lets 
loose on his guitar and harmonica, 


the blues emerge with simultaneous 
style and energy. His ability to play 
both instruments at the same time, 
often harmonizing or matching 
melodies, creates the sensation of 
more than just three musicians on 
stage. Furthermore, his singing has 
a quality reminiscent of Jimi Hen¬ 
drix, who willingly admitted that he 
was more an entertainer than a 
singer, mixed with the unique 
sound of Johnny Winters’ speaking 
style behind the ever-present guitar. 

Perhaps most importantly for a 
good blues band, Freye seems to 
play exactly how he happens to be 


feeling. His sense of fun surfaces as 
he solos away, with no apparent at¬ 
tachment to the often binding rules 
of structure that exist behind many 
songs. His solos reflect his songs, 
and his guitar sings like another 
voice. 

The rhythm section, consisting 
of Matthew Dickerson on bass and 
vocals and Daniel Scharstein on 
percussion and alto sax, does well to 
back up Freye. Scharstein’s tenden¬ 
cy to solo on his sax while continu¬ 
ing to keep the beat further shows 
the multiple talents of each individ- 
(see Deep, page 15) 


Open The¬ 
atre,” the ex¬ 
perimental 
theatre 

group of the late 1960’s, which cre¬ 
ated “The Serpent” under the di¬ 
rection of Joseph Chaikin. 

The^xt, which was the starting 
point for the Middlebury group, 
was first conceived by Jean-Claude 
Van Itallie as an accompaniment to 
the physical work “The Open The¬ 
atre” had already been exploring 
every day for months in response 
to their investigation of the Gene¬ 
sis myths. 

Although these myths are at the 
base of the play, there is, however, 
no story as such to this production 
as suggested by the humorous pre¬ 
recorded sequence of linguistic 
word plays that begin the show. 
Rather, it is a sequence of images, 
sounds, words and gestures that 
reach deep down into the human 
psyche to call on basic human in¬ 
stincts, fears and longings. 

Seem too abstract? For the 
lucky 200 odd people who attend¬ 
ed one of the five performances in 
the Hepburn Zoo Theatre, the cast 
transformed the text into a gritty, 
startling performance. Actors, 
breaking foe fourth wall, terrified 
(see Abstract^ page 15) 








Page 15 


November 17,1999 


ARTS 

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Odes” keeps tradition of 
firstiyear show alive 


Got Riddim? 


By Meg Taintor 


when he acted in it in the Seattle 
Fringe Festival, in a production di- 
One of the nicest traditions of rected by the playwright. In a re- 
the Middlebury Theater Depart- cent discussion at the Theater De¬ 
ment is, in this humble writer’s partment Lunch, Marshall said 
opinion, the First-Year Show. For that one of his prime interests is 
those readers unfamiliar with it, that the play takes place over real 
this project is a performance done time. Set in a real bar in Seattle, it 
with a predominantly first-year deals with relationships, the battle 
cast which serves as an introduc- of the sexes and human interac¬ 
tion to Middlebury Theater for tion. 

“Sometimes our world is very 
insular,” Marshall commented. 
“People don’t have to come into 
contact with each other. We have 
cars, we have cell phones, we have 
cubicles...” “Odes” shows what 
happens when 
that contact is 
immediate 
and forced. 
When the 
characters 
(and the audi- 


those involved, and as an intro¬ 
duction to the incoming students 
for upper-classmen in the depart¬ 
ment. 

Since most plays at Middlebury 
are cast a semester in advance, this 
project is one 
of the few op¬ 
portunities 
available to 
first-years to 
act in their first 
semester here. 

Some of the other alternatives in- ence) are forced to come to terms —~ 

elude Immediate Theatre Experi- with each other over a very specif- (continued from page 14) the standard “Blues Doctor” guitar 

ment (ITE) and Homeless Theater ic and set time. ual band member, as well as the licks, and “Still Married,” a humor- 

junkies (HTJ), two independent The ensemble is made up of trio’s ability to sound like a much ous anecdote of married people 
student performance groups). eleven characters and one under- larger band. “Having a three-piece “foolin’ around.” Dickerson said that 

In past years, the First-Year study. These include Nick Bayne, band made it easier to learn new the band “wanted to keep the raw- 
Show has been a lesser-known Jen Bloomer, Jon Cormier, Ami pieces quickly, and having a band ness and energy of playing live, so 
work directed by an alum, and the Formica, Erin Kunkle, Mary Me- that didn’t have to make a living many of the songs were recorded 
actors have had the chance of Donald, Alexander Poe, Joseph doing weddings gave us flexibility to with the three of us playing live.” 
working with the playwright. Now Schine, Jenna Sutton, Damien work on lots of originals in addition Such rawness and energy, so obvi- 
in its fourth year, the First-Year Washington, Freeman White, and to the covers that we also do,” said ous in the live show, loses a little ef- 

Show continues this Kate Pines-Schwarz. Dickerson in an e-mail statement. fectiveness in the transition to a 

rected by Chris Marshall ’94.5, the “Odes (It’s a Play on Love)” The highlights of the new CD, recording. One can detect the dis¬ 
play this year is “Odes (It’s a Play plays this Thursday through Satur- “Blues Oil,” include originals such as tinct influence of such raw bands as 
on Love)” by Nathan Breskin- day in the CFA Studio Theater. “Acid Rain,” a more complete song the Rolling Stones in Deep Freyed’s 

Auer. Tickets are available from the CFA than many of the others, integrating music, along with its otherwise 

Marshall discovered this blay Box Office at xMIDD. a freer, well-grooved bass line with purely bluesy style. At the show they 


Set in a real bar in Seattle, 
it deals with relationships, 
the battle of the sexes 
and human interactions. 


Eric Skovsted 

Getting down in McCullough, Riddim dance troupe members showcase their talents in Reggae, Salsa, Hip 
hop, Stepping, African Dance, and more Saturday night. A McCullough Dance Party followed the event. 


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Also on Friday at 8:00 and 

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Saturday at 8:00 

Friday 

Dance 

.Smart* 

7:00 Ghost in the Shell 


Dana Auditorium 

Friday 

Music 

Also at 9:30 

8:00 “Other People’s Shoes” 

Friday 

Theater 

A shared concert with choreogra- 



phy by Annie Kloppenburg and 

8:00 Middlebury College 

Thursday 

members of the 

Chamber Soloists: “Twentieth- 


intermediate/advanced choreog- 

Century Americans in Paris” 

8:00 “Odes (It’s a Play on Love)” 

raphy class.Center for the Arts 

Center for the Arts Concert Hall 

Center for the Arts Studio 

Dance Theater 

With a discussion at 7:00 

Theater 

Also Saturday at 8:00 

Abstract layers add texture to “Serpent” 


earlier fall during the gunshot se- ing, slithering serpents, the atre. 


The cast of*The Serpent" engages in vocal and physical calisthenics. 






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ARTS 


November 17,1999 


American Analog Set” brings intimacy back to rock and roll 


lart “American Analog Set” is a 

itor __ small rock band from Fort Worth, 

seldom-found Texas and is well known around 
the Austin music scene. 
“AmAnSet” consists of Andrew 


Intimacy is a 

commodity in the music business. 

Puberty-fueled anthems about 
“her” and pop ditties produced for Kenny, Lisa Roschmann, Mark 
mass consumption rule the air- Smith and Lee Gillespie, although 
waves. Sure, the lyrics may be of an “The Golden Band” gives the im- 
intimate nature, but the spirit is pression of one man, probably 
aimed at anything but the individ- Kenney, sitting on a small stool 
ual. In fact, intimacy is a danger- with a guitar. Sure, there are 
ous term in present-day corporate drums and keyboards and vibes 


Tori's Tunes 


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Helping to raise money for a school in Ghana, Andy Mitton ‘01 and Tori Sikes 03 played to a packed 
Gamut Room last Saturday night. This concert marked Mitton and Sikes’first appearance together. 



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SPORTS 



Frisbee stresses fun during fall season 


By Isaac Ro, Maggie Sullivan 


The fall season started off with 
bang at Club Sectionals held 
September 26 at UMass-Amherst 
A few images may barrage the There, the 
mind of the ordinary Middlebury they played except the Burlington 
student when thinking about the 
Ultimate Frisbee team. Lower Proc¬ 
tor perhaps. "Sketchy" may have 
even been used once or twice. 

Wacky parties. While 
never change, the team has evolved 
in the past few years. The level of 
athleticism, discipline and partying 
style has helped the team reach 
new apex. 

Yes, Ultimate is in fact a sport. 

And no, you do not have to be 


a created the first Smith men’s ulti- 
on mate 1pm. Needless to say, a new al¬ 
liance was formed. The women 
men defeated every team ffeestyled it, wearing a collabora- 
in tionofspandex, hospital scrubs and 
Club. Beating out other colleges cleavage. The women and men both 
such as UVM, UMass, Dartmouth, had mixed days in pool play on Sat- 
Williams, Amherst and Hampshire, urday. After epic partying, the men 
the men looked extremely strong cruised to the consolation finals, 
somethings very early in the season. Likewise, November 6 marked the end of 
the women played well with boun- the fell season for the Pranksters, 
tiful new players. The Middlebury Travelling to Dartmouth for a coed 
women were one of only two college tournament, Middlebury brought a 
a teams to qualify for Regionals the small battalion of frisbee players 
next weekend. armed with hangovers, stereos and 

On October 3, the men traveled plenty of mojo. The force was on 
a to Fort Devens, Massachusetts, to their side that day as they crushed 
barefoot hippie to play. The beauty compete in the New England Club Williams 9-5. With the score 5-5, 
of it is that there are no coaches, no Regionals. There, the men were in Middlebury decided it was time to 
referees and the parties are epic, competition with fifteen other park an Explorer on the sideline 
The level of play has increased ex- teams for one of three spots to go to and crank up some Maceo Parker (a 
ponentially over the past few years. Nationals in San Diego. heralded funky sax player). Here is 

Ultimate players are athletes that On October 9, the men and where one can see the beauty of ul- 

have the love. women traveled to Yale. There, the timate. Where else can you find a 

Here is how it works. The fall is men beat Wesleyan, MIT and Yale B dance party in the midst ofa tied up 
dub season, during which the coun- in pool play. Exhaustion set in, how- game? This dance party fueled the 
try’s best teams host and compete in ever, and Middlebury succumbed fire, not allowing Williams to score 
tournaments with some college to Dartmouth 13-12 in the semifi- for the remainder of the game. So 
teams also taking part. The 90s have nals. The women had a more frus- much love, 
been a decade where the Boston trating day, losing two heartbreak- The season is now over, but the 
area has been dominant with Death ers to Smith 8-9 and Princeton parties and love continue. The 
or Glory (DoG) and Lady Godiva. 11-12 and a tougher game against Pranksters will have some indoor 

winning unprecedented consecu- Yale 5-11. practices during Winter Term and 

tive national titles of six and five re- On October 30-31, the men and will start up again after spring 

spectively. Judy Layzer, an assistant women drove down to Wiliams to break. The spring is college season, 
professor in the Political Science play at the Purple Valley tourna- during which the men and women 
Department, plays for Lady Godiva ment. Being Halloween weekend, both hope to step it up enough to 
and is a sick ultimate player. costumes were donned. The men head to nationals. 


The Week o f 
Nov. 10- NoVs 16 


Football 


Interception 


Punt Returns 

No. Yds. LG TD 

Anthony LoSauro 1 8 8 0 


John Goldsmith 
Von Craig 

Totals 


Felkl Goal Attempts 

Nils Hegstad 2nd 0:00 22 yds - Good 


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November 10,1999 
ECAC'S 

Gordon 0 0 - - 0 

Middlebury 3 3 - • • 

Goals: Seeley 2 (2),Glannacopoulos 
(9), Dezotell (9), Franzosa (5), Alshouse (1). 
Assists: Soden (3). 

Saves: Hamm 1. 


November 13,1999 
ECAC Semi 

Tutts o i - - i 

Middlebury 30 • • 3 

Goals: Giannacopoulos (10), Lavin 
(2), Wenger (2). 

Assists: Rohrer (1), Soden (4). 

Saves: Hamm 2. 


November 14,1999 
ECAC Final 

Trinity 0 1 ■ • 1 

Middlebury 2 1 - - 3 

Goals: Dezotell 2 (11), Rohrer (1) 
Assists: Giannacopoulos (4), Franzosa 
(1), Wenger (1), Soden (5) 

Saves: Hamm 3. 


Passing 

C A Yds. TD Int. LG 
John.Wenner 19 31 189 3 0 27 
Totals... 19 31 189 3 0 27 


Receiving 


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Equestrian finishes fall 
season on positive note 


By Alison Hertel earned her first ribbon in Novice 

___ StaffWriter _____ Over Fences placing fourth 

The Equestrian Team finished against strong competition, 
their fell season on November 6 Other strong rides at Mt. Ida in- 
at Mt. Ida College in Massachu- eluded a second-place finish by 
setts, finishing a strong third. Liz Donnan ’02 in Advanced 
The entire team rode well. , Walk-Trot-Canter. 

The strongest finishes were in The previous weekend, Octo- 
the Open and Intermediate divi- ber 30, the team competed at 
sions. Elizabeth Rudnick ’02 Colby-Sawyer College. Everyone 
won both her classes in the In- rode well, but it was not one of 
termediate division qualifying the team’s better showings. Sev- 
her for the ride-off. A ride-off eral riders were absent due to 
occurs when there is a tie for rid- Fall Family Weekend II. There 
ers with the most points at the were a lot of low ribbons. One 
show. At Mt. Ida, Rudnick rode highlight was Smith’s win in 
off against two other riders from Open on the flat. Kathryn Hirsch 
different divisions, one rider ’02? and Alex Bradley ’00 also 


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With a win in her Open over fences classes, 
fences class, Abby Smith ’00 The team finishes their fell 
qualified for Regionals, joining season with high hopes for the 
teammates Sarah Cooley ’00 and spring. There will be three horse 
Christina Capone ’00, who qual- shows starting in early March, 
ified earlier this season in the followed by Regionals. Smith,the 
Novice over fences and Ad- Club President said, “I’m very 
vanced Walk-TVot-Canter divi- proud of our team. We’ve had a 
sions respectively. Capone ’00 great fell season." 



Att. Yards 

Avg. LG 

TD 

Bryan Sanchez 

27 

146 

5.4 

46 

0 

Von Craig 

8 

46 

5.8 

18 

0 

John Wenner 

7 

27 

2.3 

12 

0 

Totals... 

42 

208 

5.0 

46 

0 



No. 

Yds 

LG 

TD 

Devon O'Neil 

5 

73 

27 

1 

Anthony LoSauro 

5 

35 

1 

0 

Bryan Sanchez 

3 

30 

15 

1 

John Goldsmith 

2 

30 

24 

1 

Brendan Creedon 

2 

13 

7 

0 

Zac Campbell 

1 

,11 

11 

0 

Chris Davis 

1 

S -3 

-3 

0 

Totals... 

19 

189 

27 

3 


PANTERS 22. JUMBOS 10 

November 13, 1999 

at Medford, MA 


TEAM STATISTICS 

MC 

TU 

FIRST DOWNS. 

16 

18 

Rushing. 

8 

9 

Passing. 

8 

8 

Penalty.. 

0 

1 

Rushing Attempts. 

42 

35 

Yards Gained Rushing. 

. 226 

238 

Yards Lost Rushing. 

18 

56 

NET YARDS RUSHING. 

. 208 

182 

NET YARDS PASSING. 

.. 189 

144 

Passes Attempted.. 

31 

37 

Passes Completed. 

19 

15 

Had Intercepted. 

0 

2 

TOTAL OFFENSIVE PLAYS: 

73 

72 

TOTAL NET YARDS. 

397 

326 

Average Gain Per Play.. 

5.4 

4.5 

Fumbles: Number-Lost. 

. 1-1 

3-3 

Penalties: Number-Yards.... 

7-55 

436 

Number of Punts-Yards. 

0-0 6-215 

Average Per Punt. 

0.0 

35.8 

Punt Return: #-Yards.... 

1-8 

2-13 

Kick Return: #-Yards. 

3-52 

5-63 

Interceptions: #-Yards. 

2-8 

0-0 

Fumble Returns: #-Yards.. 

1-12 

1-0 

Miscellaneous Yards. 

0 

0 

Possession Hme. 

35:28 

24:32 

Third-Down Conversions. 

7-16 

.4-15 

Fourth-Down Conversions.... 

. 1-2 

1-2 

Sacks By: Number-Yards. 

..3-23 

3-9 

Scot# by Quarters 


Middlebury College 0 710 6 

- 23 

Tufts University 0 7 

0 20 

-27 





























Football slaughters Tufts, 


finish second 

By Ben Freeman 

__ Staff Writer __ 

The Middlebury College Pan¬ 
thers capped off an excellent sea¬ 
son last Saturday, beating the Tufts 
Jumbos 22-10. The victory im¬ 
proved the Panther's record to 6-2, 
a big improvement over last year's 
3-5 campaign. 

Several players finished off ban¬ 
ner seasons, including running- 
back Bryan Sanchez ’01 (1238 all¬ 
purpose yards, 9 touchdowns), 
quarterback John Wenner. ’00 
(112.74 QB rating, 12 TDs), wide 
receiver Anthony LoSauro ’00 (27 
receptions, 343 yards) and WR 
Devon O'Neil ’01 (25 receptions, 
336 yards). Tight-end Zac Camp¬ 
bell also had 25 receptions on the 
season. 

On the other side of the ball, 
stars included linebacker Andy 
Steele ’01 (90 tackles, 12 for loss, 3 
sacks, 3 forced fumbles), defensive 
lineman Paul Shull ’01 (8 sacks, 8 
tackles for loss), defensive-back 
Tab Howard ’01 (48 tackles, 3 in¬ 
terceptions, 6 breakups), DB Mike 
Baumgardner ’00 (38 tackles, 3 in¬ 
terceptions, 7 breakups) and DB 
Stephen Kelly ’00 (3 interceptions). 

The Panther offense racked up 
397 total yards on Saturday and the 
defense forced five turnovers en 
route to a relatively easy victory. 

Sanchez ’01 rushed for 146 
yards and caught three passes for 
30 yards and a touchdown. Wenner 
threw for 189 yards and three 
touchdowns with no interceptions. 
O'Neil and LoSauro had five catch¬ 
es each. 


in NESCAC 

Steele (11 tackles and a sack) 
and'Kelly (two interceptions) led 
the defense. 

Tufts started out strong, scoring 
on a 63-yard touchdown run on 
just their third play from scrim¬ 
mage. 

Middlebury moved the ball well 
on their first drive but failed to 
score. Wenner completed three 
first-down passes, two to O'Neil 
and one to Campbell, to set up the 
offensive team on the Tufts 23- 
yard line. 

Facing fourth-and-seven how¬ 
ever, Wenner misfired on an at¬ 
tempt to LoSauro and Tufts took 
over on downs. 

The offense would get another 
scoring chanCe soon though, as 
Scott Readlinger "00 recovered a 
fumble forced by Craig Paris ’00 on 
Tufts’ next possession to set up the 
Panthers on the Jumbos’ 24-yard 
line. 

Two plays later, Wenner threw a 
24-yard touchdown pass to John 
Goldsmith ’01. Middlebury missed 
the extra point and Tufts led 7-6. 

On Middlebury's next posses¬ 
sion, the Panthers scored another 
touchdown, this time on a 13-yard 
pass from Wenner to Sartchez. Key 
plays in the 10-play,'64-yard drive 
included an 18-yard fun by Von 
Craig ’02 on a third-and-one afad a 
two-yard rim by' Wenner on 
fourtb-and-one. . 

The Panthers failed to convert 
the two-point-conversion, howev¬ 
er, and led 12-^. 

Later in the quarter, Middlebury 
mounted another impressive drive, 





Brian Sanchez ’01 (left) and John Wenner ’00 have been integral to the success of the Panther offense thisyear. 


this time marching 86-yards 
downfield to the Trinity ten where 
Nils Hegstad ’00 kicked a 27-yard 
field goal to extend the Panthers 
lead to 15-7. 

The drive featured four first 
downs, including a 25-yard run by 
Sanchez and a 20-yard pass, to 
O'Neil. 

Tufts enjoyed an advantage on 
the next series, however, as Mid¬ 
dlebury attempted, to the point of 
missing other kick returners, to 
keep the ball away from Brian 
Holmes ’01 on kickoffs. 

The Jumbos began with excel¬ 
lent field possession on the follow¬ 
ing drive. With time winding down 
in the half however, Tufts was 
forced to attempt a 40-yard field 


goal, which failed. 

Shull halted Tuft's first posses¬ 
sion of the second half with a 
monster sack, but on Tuft's next 
possession the Jumbos marched 80 
yards to set up a 22-yard field goal 
that cut the Panthers’ lead to 15-10. 

The Panther defense came up 
huge in the fourth quarter, forcing 
four turnovers and putting the 
game out of reach for Tufts. 

The Jumbo’s first possession of 
the quarter began with a first down 
on the Middlebury 29, but Kelly 
intercepted his first pass of the 
game to end the threat. 

Tuft's next possession ended oh 
their first play from scrimmage 
when Jim Heekin ’01 recovered a 
fumble. 


That crucial fumble set up the 
Panther offense on the Tufts 34- 
yard line. All it took was two plays 
for Wenner to hit O'Neil for a 27- 
yard touchdown and extend the 
Panthers’ lead to 22-10. 

Tlifts’ next possession ended 
with Kelly's second interception. It 
didn't get any better for the Jum¬ 
bos in the quarter, as Middlebury's 
defense was relentless ahd did not 
quirt; quota 

Tufts went three-and-out on 
their next possession and Patrick 
Allen ’02 recovered a fumble on 
the following possession. On Tufts’ 
final possession, Paris sacked the 
quarterback for a ten-yard loss on 
first down, and TUfts never recov¬ 
ered. 


Cross country men set personal bests at regionals to end year 



knew our season was done, the 
whole team cooled down together 
after the race anyway.” 

For the men’s cross-country 
team, it seems that it was not just 
a great day to be a Panther, but in¬ 
deed a great year. 


By Kate Irvin In his last collegiate cross coun- 

__ Staff Writer _ try race ever, senior co-captain Eli 

Last May, Terry Aldrich called Enman blazed the way for the Pan¬ 
tile Middlebury harriers into his thers with an inspirational effort, 
office to talk about investment earning himself a place in the All 
banking. Aldrich, however, wasn’t New England ranks by placing 
looking to get free advice from the thirty-second overall with the ex¬ 
team’s economics majors; rather, ceptional time of 25:41. Enman at- 
he sought to inspire the men to tributed his phenomenal perfor- 
make a sound investment in their mance to the exciting atrtiosphere 
fall season by building a strong of the race. “At the mile and a half 
mileage base over the summer mark there was a gauntlet of fans 
months. . »• cheering on either side,” remarked 

The prudent Panthers, of Enman. “It was crazy. It made you 
course, heeded their coach’s advice want to run a sub-four-minute 
by training at a higher intensity mile.” - 

. ' ~ I_ — ~ —r ' — Next to cross 

What more could a coach ask for than the line for the 
for all seven men to run personal SSjjgj Xoof 

bests on the same day? junior Mike 

—Coach Terry Aldrich Cooley and 

- ' . ■■■;■ ■ ; -■ ' ' sophomore 

this summer than ever before. Marshall Boyd, who finished just a 
Their efforts were apparent from second apart in 63rd and 69th 


Sailing beats five teams in California 


(continued from page 20) motor boats buzzing back and the J.V. division. Both first-years 

staffers. The throngs of weary forth. It seems the oil from human had been crews for the entire sea- 
travelers were clearly overjoyed skin is more dangerous to con- son, so Brooks was forced to make 
when they encountered the loud sume than the oil leaked from out- the step up to skipper. While all the 
pack of college students. board motors. other schools were rotating every 

The mature behavior continued While most schools had never two races, the pair from Middle- 
on the airplane, where Morgan heard of Middlebury College, the bury decided to sail non-stop for 
made the best of the less than tasty team made a name for themselves two days. With their inexperience 
airline food. While Huoppi was ex- by soundly defeating five of the 22 combining with their borrowed 
periencing sharp abdominal pain teams present. The strongest per- boat’s massive weight, it was a 
from the beef with noodles, Mor- formance of the weekend was by shock to all that they only lost two 
gan was tossing the rock-hard din- Morgan and Munson, who fin- races. 

ner roll back and forth with Kate ished 14th in the B division with a With a 17th place finish firmly 
DeForest’03, who was sitting three team-best 98 points. MacMurray in their pocket, tiie team reluctant- 
rows back. The only one who and Clark faced tougher competi- ly packed for their departure from 
managed to behave himself was tion in the A division, which was ‘ the sunny skies and warm temper- 
Miles Cameron ’00, who made the comprised of the best sailors from atures. They would also be sad to 
mictalfp of falling asleep and al- schools who sail year-round. De- leave behind tiie crusty roll that 
lowing Huoppi and Morgan to spite the high caliber of the fleet, made its way from Cameron’s 
plant foe roll in his carry-on bag. foe pair managed tb finish ahead backpack to MacMur ray’s pillow- 
As exciting as foe trip was, some of three teams. case by way' of Huoppi’s wetsuit 

sailing actually did take place dur- Things were slightly more in- and Munson’s sleeping bag. 
ing foe weekend. The regatta was teresting in foe Laser and Junior The weekend was a bittersweet 
held at Lake Casitas, a mountain Varsity divisions. Huoppi and occasion, as foe successful racing 
reservoir that serves as foe water Cameron, neither of whom had marked foe end of Morgan’s and 
supply for foe city of Ventura, sailed a Laser in over five years, Huoppi’s reign as .team captains. 
Since foe lake eventually becomes raced the two Laser divisions. The destiny of foe team will soon 
drinking water, all competitors While foe two combined for three be turned over to younger, if more 
were informed that no contact was last-place finished, Cameron had mature and -responsible hands, 
to be made between human skin the best single race performance of. While they will no longer rule over 
and foe water. The precedent was foe weekend with a tenth place fin- foe team, they will surely continue 
particularly difficult to understand ish. Most miraculous of all was foe to use other leadership positions 
when there were gasoline-powered success of firooks and DeForest in for shameless self-promotion. 







November 17,1999 


SPORTS 


Page 19 


Panthers prepare to defend NCAA tide Friday 


By Jenn DeLeonardo . v, 

Staff Writer _ ■ 

The sharp sound of blades hit¬ 
ting the ice once again pervades in 
Kertyon Arena. This weekend, the 
Middlebury College men’s ice 
hockey team will begin their pil¬ 
grimage through what may be yet 
another record-breaking season. 

The Panthers finished last season 
with a 21-5-1 record after a 5-0 
drubbing of Wisconsin-Superior in 
the NCAA Division III National 
Championship. This victory gave 
the team its fifth consecutive na¬ 
tional title and cemented their po¬ 
sition as the most dominant team 
ever at any level of college hockey. 
Over their past five championship 
seasons, the Panthers have amassed 
an impressive 116-14-7 record for 
an overall win average of .872. 

With 23 returning letter-winners 
and only four team members lost to 
graduation, the Panthers sit atop 
numerous official and unofficial 
preseason polls, including The 
Boston Globe’s Coaches Poll. “We 
"have enough returning talent to be 
contending for the championship 
this seaSom It all depends on how 
we fill the voids and, how much the 
younger guys improve,” says Head 
Coach Bill Beaney, whose record at 
Middlebury is 236-85-14 over thir¬ 
teen years. 

Beaney cited a core group of key 
players who would be instrumental 
to the team’s success this season. 


They include: senior co-captain tournament; the winner will receive 
Curt Goldman, last year’s team an automatic bid to the NCAAs 
MVP, top scorer and second team along with six other automatic 


All-ECAC pick; senior John Gian- 
nacopoulos, a ’98-’99 second-team 
All-American and first-team All- 
New-England selection; senior Ben 
Barnett, another second-team All- 
American and first-team All-New- 
England player; junior Scott Gold¬ 
man, a top forward, and junior Matt 
Skoglund, a key defenseman. “They 
went a long way towards getting us 
to the championship last year and 
they need to step up ancDwve big 
years this season. We also need 
strong goalkeeping frofh junior Jon 
Marsh, who can really go down the 
stretch for us,” said Coach Beaney. 
The team will also benefit from the 
leadership and experience of se¬ 
niors Eric Zink and Curt Goldman. 

Though there have been few 
changes to the roster, there have 
been some significant changes in 
the route the Panthers will follow to 
reach the championships again. 
NESCAC has broken away from 
ECAC this season and the separa¬ 
tion has changed the way NCAA 
tournament bids will be handed 
out 

Eight teams participate in the 
national championship tourna¬ 
ment. Previously, teams decided 
whether to enter the ECAC tourna¬ 
ment based upon their chances of 
receiving a NCAA slot Now, the top 
seven NESCAC teams will play a 


teams from similar conferences. 
Another spot will be given to an in¬ 
dependent school (one of which is 
not a part of the six conferences) . 
This leaves just one additional slot 
to distribute. The new system will 
place emphasis on individual 

maETt imper- We need the 
ative that Mid- tO go OUt 311 

nScs. "" Teapis aren't 
The Pan- because Mic 

thers seem to mOSt teams 
have recog¬ 
nized the chal- --—— 

lenge. “The team has been working 
really hard in the preseason,” said 
Beaney. “We need the attitude that 
we’re going to go out and get better 
every day. Teams aren’t going to fell 
down because Middlebury’s ar¬ 
rived. We’re most teams’ biggest 
game.” 

Curt Goldman agreed, “We’re 
real optimistic about where the sea¬ 
son could take us, but at the same 
time we’re focused on starting off 
strong. It gets tougher and tougher 
to defend every year, but guys have 
been working hard through the 
summer and fell. We’re confident 
the team will be ready for the first 
stretch of the season.” 

This attitude and a matching in¬ 
tensity will be especially crucial in 


the next couple of weeks as the team 
opens with some difficult NESCAC 
games. The season kicks off Friday, 
in a home game against what 
Beaney described as a “much-im¬ 
proved” Wesleyan team before play¬ 
ing Connecticut College, who has 
beaten the Panthers the past two 
years. The next two games will be 
against Plattsburgh and Norwich, 


We need the attitude that we're going 
to go out and get better ever yday. 
Teams aren't going to fall down 
because Middlebury's arrived. We're 
most teams biggest game. 

-Coach Bill Beaney 


two teams which consistently share 
space with Middlebury atop the 
polls. . 

Although the team will be pri¬ 
marily composed of upperclass¬ 
men, Beaney expressed that “some 
of the sophomores have really im¬ 
proved and are doing well in prac¬ 
tice.” Sophomores Andy Campbell, 
Grayson Fertig, Ryan Constantine 
and Matt Snyder will all gain some 
valuable experience on the ice. 

“For the first-years, it will be a 
learning experience as there are so 
many players coming back,” said 
Beaney. However, he said that first- 
years Jean-Francois Duchesne and 
Gary Baronick could contribute to 
the offense, while David Greiner is 
a promising defenseman. 


Soccer wins ECAC, avenges losses to Tufts, Trinity 


■ •;■■■■ ■ ■■ i jzzoq jen.i 

(continued from page 20) ■ 
town, and a fired-up Panther side 
lit up the visitors for six goals in a 
shutout victory. Starting things off 
within the first ten minutes were 
first-year Kyle Dezotell, finishing a 
John Gianncopoulos ’00 cross, and 
senior Matt Franzosa, knocking 
home a bouncing ball inside the 
six-yard box for a quick 2-0 lead. 
Later in the first half, sophomore 
Dave Seeley put home a header, 
scoring the first of his two goals 
for the afternoon. 

Coming out equally strong in 
the second half, Middlebury con¬ 
tinued the barrage. Alshouse put 
away a beautiful diving header, Gi¬ 
anncopoulos beat the goalie from 
18 yards out on a breakaway and 
Seeley notched his second on a low 
20-yard blast. “That game really 
got us rolling,” Seeley said. “We 


mixed the scoring around, and 
that gets the whole team’s confi¬ 
dence up.” 

Advancing to the semifinals 
with the win, Middlebury then 
welcomed Tufts to town. “Obvi¬ 
ously, that game was huge, as was 
the final. You always second-guess 
yourself after a loss; it’s not often 
you get a chance at redemption 
only a week later,” Giannacopoulos 
said. 

Wenger started the Panthers off, 
shouldering in a corner kick to 
break the ice. “Definitely got the 
top of my shoulder, rather than my 
arm. I was pretty impressed with 
my accuracy on that one; I just ran 
through the ball, hoping good 
things would happen,” Wenger 
said, describing his score. 

Later in the half, sophomore 
Brian Lavin knocked in a rebound 


to go up two. Finally, it was junior 
Jahi Rohrer who broke down the 
right side and hit a shot at the 
Jumbos net. The keeper was there 
to make the initial save, but Gian¬ 
nacopoulos took little time bury-. 
ing the rebound, and Middlebury 
was firmly in control. In the sec¬ 
ond half Tufts netted a sole tally, 
with Middlebury narrowly miss¬ 
ing on numerous chances. 

In the other semifinal Trinity 
knocked Amherst out with an 
overtime win, and the stage was 
set for more revenge. This time, 
Panther scoring leader Dezotell 
led the charge. Midway through 
the first half, the first-year laid a 
ball off to senior Sergey Chered- 
nichenko at midfield, who put it 
through to Giannacopoulos, the 
tournament co-MVP along with 
Franzosa. The captain beat two 



Andrew Corrigan 

An elated men’s soccer team accepts their ECAC championship trophy after Sunday’s 3-1 win against Trinity. 


defenders, then knocked a ball 
past the oncoming goalkeeper and 
towards the Tlifts net. Dezotell was 
there to pick up the cross and de¬ 
posit it for the 1-0 lead. 

Later in the first half, Dezotell 
finished a corner after it bounced 
off three or four heads, most no¬ 
tably sophomore Nelson 
Martelle’s.“Nellie did a great job at 
the back post on that one to get it 
into the six-yard box. Thankfully 
Kyle was there after it bounced 
around a couple times,” Lavin 
said, describing the tally. 

Middlebury took the 2-0 lead 
into halftime. In the second half 
Trinity’s counter attacks tested the 
Panther defense. While Middle¬ 
bury controlled the play, the Ban¬ 
tams were able to generate a few 
quality shots on goalie Brian 
Hamm ’02. Despite deflecting a 
hard shot just over the cross bar in 
breathtaking fashion, the sopho¬ 
more’s bid for a shutout was 
spoiled with 25 minutes left in the 
match, as Trinity scored on a 
header off a long ball to cut the 
lead in half. 

Middlebury answered though, 
as Rohrer again used his speed 
down the right side to beat the 
Trinity defense and knock a goal 
past the Bantam goalie. “Jahi’s goal 
solidified it. We knew we could 
beat both those teams by a couple 
goals. It was nice to prove it,”Fran- 
zosa said, commenting on the 
weekend. 

And what a weekend it was, de¬ 
spite the lack of NCAA tourna¬ 
ment banners. “We had a great 
team this year. NCAAs or no 
NCAAs, we redeemed both our 
losses, and showed we’re one of 
the top teams in the East,” Pete 
Soden ’00 said, summing up his 
teammates’ sentiments. 



By Andrew Jones 

Southern Carpetbagger 

When I told people back 
home in Alabama that I was 
going to school in Vermont, I 
would invariably hear the same 
question: *Do you ski?” and 
when I responded in the nega¬ 
tive, the person always answered 
back, "Well, you will" 

Eventually I learned to by¬ 
pass one step in the form con¬ 
versation by answering, "No, but 
I will." 

When I first arrived on cam¬ 
pus I had never seen a ski in 
person before. My roommate, 
who happened to be on the ski 
team (I had never heard of a ski 
team) soon remedied that situ¬ 
ation by storing eight pairs of 
skis and various skiing para¬ 
phernalia in our room. 

Over the course of the fell I 
became intrigued with the idea 
of sliding down mountains with 
what to me amounted to big 


J-Tfcrm into the picture. 

' « - ArS* - *• 


every afternoon of J-Tfcrm ski¬ 
ing, I realize d I would have to 
get new friends or get used to 
being alone. Then I thought in¬ 
stead, maybe I too could be¬ 
come a skier, of sorts. I consult¬ 
ed my roommate on the issue, 
and he obligingly lent me some 
skis he had used in the fourth, 
grade. After tracking- down 
boots, poles, goggles, and taking 
out a mortgage on my dorm 
room, I was ready to begin. 

I looked at the imposing 
Middlebury College Snowbowl 
with trepidation as we pulled 
into the parking lot. 

I thought about hiking an in¬ 
jury before I gave myself a real 
one on the numerous obstacles 
on the slopes (trees, other 
skiers, gravity, etc.),but a month 
of afternoons playing video 
games by myself was an even 
bleaker prospect than the un¬ 
certain death that was skiing. 


ummm...let’s take a few runs, 
and then we’ll see what you’re 

* c_ i 


never had; three innocent chil¬ 
dren and a (now) one-legged 
man can attest to that. I perse¬ 
vered, however - mostly be¬ 
cause I now had no money to 
provide myself any other medi¬ 
um of entertainment. 

I have no romantic delusions 
that I kept at it because I want¬ 
ed to triumph through adversi¬ 
ty; I became a skier out of peer 
pressure, plain and simple. 

Needless to say, two years and 
two J-Terms later, I am hooked. 
It literally breaks my heart that I 
will be studying abroad this 
year, missing jTlfcrm. I’m just 
going to have to get in my share 
of skiing before I leave. 

So tomorrow I’m heading 
North to Sugerbush, where I 
heard a foot of new snow just 








Men's Sports 

Basketball at Plattsburgh 

Nov. 19 @8.-00 

Hockey vs. Wesleyan 

Nov. 19 @7X10 

Swimming at Wesleyan 

November 20 



November 17,1999 


_ Women's Sports 

Basketball vs. New England College Nov. 23 @ 5:30 
Hockey at Connecticut College Nov.19@7:30 

Crosscountry at NCAAs _ November 20 

Page 20 


Gross country women make NCAAs 


By Mike Cooley 

Staff Writer 


After an undefeated season in 
Division III competition, the Pan¬ 
ther women traveled to UMass 
Dartmouth last weekend as the 
strong favorites to win the D-III 
NCAA New England Cross-Coun¬ 
try Championships. 

The women did not disappoint, 
taking top honors with a team 
score of 69 while rivals Williams 
and Tufts were held to 72 points 
and 131 points, respectively for 


The team had all the preasure of liv¬ 
ing up to its number one ranking and 
responded like true champions. 

—Coach Terry Aldrich 


second and third places. 

All three teams will advance to 
NCAA D-III Nationals next week¬ 
end in Osh Kosh, Wisconsin. 

Coach Terry Aldrich comment¬ 
ed on the strength of the women 
under the stressful conditions of successful season by taking 12th 


times and six runners made the 
All New England Team. 

The flat course, even with the 
soggy patches from the previous 
night’s hard rain, seemed to suit 
the powerful team. 

First in for Middlebury was the 
duo of Kaitlin Gregg ’03 and Jess 
Johnston ’02 with times of 17:54 
and 17:56, respectively. Their sub- 
18 minute times were good for 
seventh and eighth place in the 
race. 

Gregg was particularly happy 
-—— with her perfor¬ 
mance after a 
good taper. “I 
was happy to 
have had the op¬ 
portunity to run 
with a team- 

- mate. I think Jess 

and I were able to help each other 
out a lot. The team ran well— 
everyone ran their best times of 
the year.” 

Next across the line was junior 
Kasie Wallace who continued her 


the race. 

“The team had all the pressure 
of living up to its number one 
ranking and responded like true 
champions in winning the tough¬ 
est race of the year,” Coach Aldrich 
said. 

“We’ll be going to Wisconsin as 
the pride of New England.” 
Aldrich also added that, “This is 
the strongest team in Middle- 
bury’s history. We’ve never had 
seven women under nineteen 
minutes—ever.” 

Indeed, the women certainly 
seemed prepared for last week¬ 
end’s meet. 

All seven ran personal best 


with a time of 18:09. 

She was followed by a familiar 
duo—Michela Adrian ’03 and 
Kate Irvin ’01. Adrian took 20th 
place in 18:22 and Irvin was at her 
heels in 22nd place. 

“Kate and I ran the last mile to¬ 
gether, and I think it helped us 
both,” Adrian said. 

“It was great for me knowing 
that I could look for her, and I 
think running together at the end 
helped both of us finish up 
strong.” 

But Adrian, like many runners 
last Saturday, felt that the start was 
a weak point in the race. 

“I got banged up and blocked in 


a bit at the start—I was getting 
bounced off of everything. I would 
have liked to have gone out a little 
faster, but with the narrowness of 
the first mile I don’t know if I 
could have.” 

Middlebury’s team was round¬ 
ed out by Krista Evans ’03, anoth¬ 
er All-New-England runner, who 
took 30th by completing the 
course in 18:35. 

She was trailed by Sarah Day 
’01, who broke the nineteen- 
minute barrier and took 41st place 
in 18:56. 

The team will be continuing its 
taper in preparation for next 
weekend’s national meet. 

The team has a strong tradition 
at the meet, taking third in 1997 
and seventh in 1998. 

With last weekend’s strong race 
now behind them, the Panther’s 
feel prepared for next weekend. 
Evans summed up the team’s atti¬ 
tude. 

“Our team ran so strong 
throughout the whole year and I 
think we are comfortable with 
ourselves. We know we can’t con¬ 
trol the competition, we’re just 
going to concentrate on ourselves 
and hopefully things turn out 
well.” 

* 

Men’s soccer 

By Chris Ashley 

_ Staff Writer _ 

Accepting the ECAC champi¬ 
on’s trophy this past Sunday, a 
bruised and bloodied Chris 
Wenger ’00, captain of the Middle¬ 
bury men’s soccer team, beamed 
with satisfaction. Following week¬ 
end victories over Tufts and Trin¬ 
ity, the Panthers had not only 



Josh Nothwang 

Nelson Martelle ’02 pursues a Jumbo during the men’s 3-1 win on Saturday. 


redeems losses, wins ECAC 


claimed the title in arguably the - 
strongest ECAC field since' 
NESCAC teams began NCAA 
tournament play, they had gotten 
the sweetest payback imaginable. 
Late in the season, it was those 
same opponents dashing Middle¬ 
bury’s tournament hopes with 
back to back losses. 

In previous seasons, Middle¬ 


bury’s 10-2-2 mark may have been 
enough for a tournament selec¬ 
tion. In fact, the Panthers defeated 
the two teams receiving bidsjfNor- 

Men's Soccer __ 

Wednesday, November 10 


Gordon 

Middlebury 


Saturday, November 13 



Sunday, November 14 


wich and Keene State, and tied an¬ 
other, number-one-East-seed 
Williams. With new rules denot¬ 
ing automatic slots to every league 
winner, there was little room for 
at-large selection. Nowhere were 
the drawbacks of the new system 
more evident than in the East. “It 
was pretty clear that most years we 
would have had a good shot at a 
bid and so would Amherst. Be-> 
hind Williams, we were the teams 
to beat in the East,” explained se¬ 
nior Brewster Boyd. 

Enter the ECACs. “With a 
squad like ours, you might think 
ECACs would be a let down,” said 
senior Brady Alshouse. “But look¬ 
ing at the other teams there, top to 
bottom, it migbt have been deep¬ 
er than the NCAA East Regional. 
The NESCAC provides a lot of the 
strength in our region, so, with 
only one NESCAC school repre¬ 
sented, this tournament became a 
much bigger deal,” Alshouse said, 
describing the changing face of 
post- season play. 

Middlebury accepted its situa¬ 
tion and went to work. Wednes¬ 
day, Gordon College game to 
(see soccer, page 19) 


S ailing travels to California for first intersectional 


By PeterHuoppi 

Photography Editor 


The North South Intersectional 
is one of the year’s biggest show¬ 
cases of college sailing talent on the 
West Coast. The two-day regatta 
attracts the top sailors from col¬ 
leges and universities in California, 
Oregon, Washington and Hawaii. 


As is the custom with intersection 
regattas, one team from each of the 
other districts may compete. Since 
all of the top teams in New Eng¬ 
land were competing in the At¬ 
lantic Coast Championships, Mid¬ 
dlebury was able to secure a berth 
in the regatta. 


Middlebury in the largest colle¬ 
giate regatta in the country 
brought out a sense of pride in 
eight sailors, who took it upon 
themselves to pay for the trip out of 
their own pockets. While Jason 
MacMurray ’00 and Grace Brooks 
’03 were flying out of Burlington, 
the six thriftier members of the 


PeterHuoppi 

Miles Cameron ’00 rounds the windward mark in the second Laser division at the North-South Intersectional 


team embarked upon a drive to 
Newark, NJ, where cheaper air¬ 
fares abound. 

After cutting across four lanes 
of traffic, performing two U- 
tums, and running one red light, 
the team realized why their fares 
were so cheap: it is nearly impos¬ 
sible to find the airport. Once 
flijey were on the airport grounds, 
finding the long-term parking lot, 
located closer to New York City 
than to the airport itself, proved 
to be a challenge more complicat¬ 
ed than the rat’s search for the 
block of cheese at the end of the 
maze. Only with the assistance of 
a severely-disgruntled shuttle bus 
driver did they finally reach their 
destination. They were lucky to 
have made it at all after Kate Clark 
’02 forced the already impatient 
driver to idle in the lot while she 
tied her shoes and repacked her 
luggage. 

If getting there is half the fun, 
then waiting in the airport must 
account for at least 25 percent. 
Team captains Chris Morgan ’00 
and Peter Huoppi ’00 were 
amused to no end with the "peo¬ 
ple movers," while Hilary Mun¬ 
son ’02 browsed the airport’s 
shopping boutiques and news¬ 
stands looking for stocking 
(see Sailing, page 18) 


Tufts 

1 

Middlebury 

3 


Trinity 1 

Middlebury 3